ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 23, 2017

See: Esophagitis

  ICD-10 Code for Esophagitis, unspecified K20.9

K20.9 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

K20.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 11 Diseases of the digestive system (K00-K95)
Section K20-K31 Diseases of esophagus, stomach and duodenum (K20-K31)
Category K20 Esophagitis

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Esophagitis NOS
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Related Terms to “Esophagitis, unspecified”

  • Esophagitis(acute) (alkaline) (chemical) (chronic) (infectional) (necrotic) (peptic) (postoperative) - K20.9
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory(with exudation)
    • esophagus - K20.9
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to K20.9 Esophagitis, unspecified

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