Specific code icon 2017 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K22.0

Achalasia of cardia

    2016 2017 Billable/Specific Code

  • K22.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K22.0. Other international versions of ICD-10 K22.0 may differ.
  • Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.

Clinical Information
  • A finding indicating the lack of adequate relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter resulting in difficulty swallowing food.
  • A motility disorder of the esophagus in which the lower esophageal sphincter (near the cardia) fails to relax resulting in functional obstruction of the esophagus, and dysphagia. Achalasia is characterized by a grossly contorted and dilated esophagus (megaesophagus).
  • Failure of normal relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter associated with uncoordinated contractions of the thoracic esophagus, resulting in functional obstruction and difficulty swallowing.
  • Failure of the smooth muscle fibers of the gastrointestinal tract to relax at any one point of junction of one part with another.
Applicable To
  • Achalasia NOS
  • Cardiospasm
Approximate Synonyms
  • Achalasia
  • Achalasia of esophagus
  • Acquired achalasia
  • Acquired achalasia of esophagus
Type 1 Excludes
  • congenital cardiospasm (Q39.5)
ICD-10-CM K22.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0):
  • 391 Esophagitis, gastroenteritis and miscellaneous digestive disorders with mcc
  • 392 Esophagitis, gastroenteristis and miscellaneous digestive disorders without mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM K22.0 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM K22.0: