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ICD-10-CM Code K26
Duodenal ulcer

Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code K26 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the nine child codes of K26 that describes the diagnosis 'duodenal ulcer' in more detail.

The ICD code K26 is used to code Simple PUD

peptic ulcer disease (pud), also known as a peptic ulcer or stomach ulcer, is a break in the lining of the stomach, first part of the small intestine, or occasionally the lower esophagus. an ulcer in the stomach is known as a gastric ulcer while that in the first part of the intestines is known as a duodenal ulcer. the most common symptoms are waking at night with upper abdominal pain or upper abdominal pain that improves with eating. the pain is often described as a burning or dull ache. other symptoms include belching, vomiting, weight loss, or poor appetite. about a third of older people have no symptoms. complications may include bleeding, perforation, and blockage of the stomach. bleeding occurs in as many as 15% of people.

MeSH Codes: D010437, D010437, D010437, D010437
ICD 9 Codes: 531, 532, 533, 534

Deep gastric ulcer

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for K26 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Includes Notes:
Includes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
Erosion (acute) of duodenum
Duodenum ulcer (peptic)
Postpyloric ulcer (peptic)
Additional Code Note:
Use Additional Code
Use Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
Code to identify:
Alcohol abuse and dependence See code F10.-
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Peptic ulcer NOS - instead, use code K27.-

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K26 - Duodenal ulcer'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K26. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

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