ICD-10-CM Code R15
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code R15 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of R15 that describes the diagnosis 'fecal incontinence' in more detail.
- R15 Fecal incontinence NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code R15 is used to code Encopresis
Encopresis (from the Ancient Greek ἐγκόπρησις / egkóprēsis), also known as paradoxical diarrhea, is voluntary or involuntary fecal soiling in children who have usually already been toilet trained. Persons with encopresis often leak stool into their undergarments.
|MeSH Codes:||D004688, D004688, D005242|
|ICD 9 Codes:||307.7, 787.6, 787.6|
Coding Notes for R15 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Includes Notes:
IncludesIncludes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
- Encopresis NOS
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Fecal incontinence of nonorganic origin - instead, use code F98.1
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for additional code to fully describe disease or condition
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R15 - Fecal incontinence'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R15. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.