ICD-10-CM Code R15.9
Full incontinence of feces
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
R15.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of full incontinence of feces. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
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 R15.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Fecal incontinence NOS
- DRG Group #391-392 - Esophagitis, gastroent and misc digest disorders with MCC.
- DRG Group #391-392 - Esophagitis, gastroent and misc digest disorders without MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Bowels: occasional accident (finding)
- Neuromyopathic fecal incontinence (finding)
- Spurious diarrhea - overflow (finding)
- Unaware of passing feces (finding)
- Soiling symptom (finding)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R15.9 - Full incontinence of feces'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 787.60 was previously used, R15.9 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.