ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 24, 2017

See: Peptic ulcer, site unspecified

K27 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
Peptic ulcer, site unspecified
Use Additional Code
  • alcohol abuse and dependence (F10.-)
  • code to identify:
Includes
  • gastroduodenal ulcer NOS
  • peptic ulcer NOS
Excludes1
  • peptic ulcer of newborn (P78.82)

More specific codes for Peptic ulcer, site unspecified

  • K27.0 - Acute peptic ulcer, site unspecified, with hemorrhage
  • K27.1 - Acute peptic ulcer, site unspecified, with perforation
  • K27.2 - Acute peptic ulcer, site unspecified, with both hemorrhage and perforation
  • K27.3 - Acute peptic ulcer, site unspecified, without hemorrhage or perforation
  • K27.4 - Chronic or unspecified peptic ulcer, site unspecified, with hemorrhage
  • K27.5 - Chronic or unspecified peptic ulcer, site unspecified, with perforation
  • K27.6 - Chronic or unspecified peptic ulcer, site unspecified, with both hemorrhage and perforation
  • K27.7 - Chronic peptic ulcer, site unspecified, without hemorrhage or perforation
  • K27.9 - Peptic ulcer, site unspecified, unspecified as acute or chronic, without hemorrhage or perforation
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See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to K27 Peptic ulcer, site unspecified

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.