ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Nov 18, 2018
K22.1 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Ulcer of esophagus
Inclusion Term
  • Barrett's ulcer
  • Erosion of esophagus
  • Fungal ulcer of esophagus
  • Peptic ulcer of esophagus
  • Ulcer of esophagus due to ingestion of chemicals
  • Ulcer of esophagus due to ingestion of drugs and medicaments
  • Ulcerative esophagitis
Code First
  • poisoning due to drug or toxin, if applicable (T36-T65 with fifth or sixth character 1-4 or 6)
Use Additional Code
  • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
  • Barrett's esophagus (K22.7-)

More specific codes for Ulcer of esophagus

  • K22.10 - Ulcer of esophagus without bleeding
  • K22.11 - Ulcer of esophagus with bleeding
See also ICD 10 code for
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to K22.1 Ulcer of esophagus

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.