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ICD-10-CM Code K92.81
Gastrointestinal mucositis (ulcerative)

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

K92.81 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of gastrointestinal mucositis (ulcerative). A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

Coding Notes for K92.81 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Also Note:
Code Also
A Code Also note indicates that two or more codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but the order of codes is at the coder's discretion. Code order depends on the severity of the conditions and the reason for the encounter.
Type of associated therapy, such as:
Antineoplastic and immunosuppressive drugs See code T45.1X-
Radiological procedure and radiotherapy See code Y84.2
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Mucositis (ulcerative) of vagina and vulva - instead, use code N76.81
Nasal mucositis (ulcerative) - instead, use code J34.81
Oral mucositis (ulcerative) - instead, use code K12.3-

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #391-392 - Esophagitis, gastroent and misc digest disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #391-392 - Esophagitis, gastroent and misc digest disorders without MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K92.81 - Gastrointestinal mucositis (ulcerative)'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K92.81. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Gastrointestinal mucositis (ulcerative) (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 538 was previously used, K92.81 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: K92.8 - Other specified diseases of the digestive system

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