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ICD-10-CM Code R15
Fecal incontinence

NON-BILLABLE
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 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.


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.

Specialty: Psychiatry
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:
Includes
Includes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
Encopresis NOS
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."
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.


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