2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K22.70

Barrett's esophagus without dysplasia

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • K22.70 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM K22.70 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K22.70 - other international versions of ICD-10 K22.70 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Barrett's esophagus NOS
The following code(s) above K22.70 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to K22.70:
  • K00-K95
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range K00-K95

    Diseases of the digestive system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the digestive system
  • K20-K31
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range K20-K31

    Diseases of esophagus, stomach and duodenum

    Type 2 Excludes
    Diseases of esophagus, stomach and duodenum
  • K22
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K22

    Other diseases of esophagus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • esophageal varices (I85.-)
    Other diseases of esophagus
  • K22.7
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K22.7

    Barrett's esophagus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Barrett's disease
    • Barrett's syndrome
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Barrett's ulcer (K22.1)
    • malignant neoplasm of esophagus (C15.-)
    Barrett's esophagus
Approximate Synonyms
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Barretts esophagus
Clinical Information
  • A condition in which the cells lining the lower part of the esophagus have changed or been replaced with abnormal cells that could lead to cancer of the esophagus. The backing up of stomach contents (reflux) may irritate the esophagus and, over time, cause barrett's esophagus.
  • A condition with damage to the lining of the lower esophagus resulting from chronic acid reflux (esophagitis, reflux). Through the process of metaplasia, the squamous cells are replaced by a columnar epithelium with cells resembling those of the intestine or the salmon-pink mucosa of the stomach. Barrett's columnar epithelium is a marker for severe reflux and precursor to adenocarcinoma of the esophagus.
  • Esophageal lesion lined with columnar metaplastic epithelium which is flat or villiform. Barrett epithelium is characterized by two different types of cells: goblet cells and columnar cells. The symptomatology of barrett esophagus is that of gastro-esophageal reflux. It is the precursor of most esophageal adenocarcinomas. (who)
  • Syndrome including peptic ulcer of the lower esophagus, often with stricture, due to the presence of columnar lined epithelium, which may contain functional mucous cells, parietal cells, or chief cells in the esophagus instead of normal squamous cell epithelium; sometimes pre-malignant, followed by esophageal adenocarcinoma.
ICD-10-CM K22.70 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 380 Complicated peptic ulcer with mcc
  • 381 Complicated peptic ulcer with cc
  • 382 Complicated peptic ulcer without cc/mcc

Convert K22.70 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K22.70:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K22.70
K22.0 Achalasia of cardia
K22.1 Ulcer of esophagus
K22.10 …… without bleeding
K22.11 …… with bleeding
K22.2 Esophageal obstruction
K22.3 Perforation of esophagus
K22.4 Dyskinesia of esophagus
K22.5 Diverticulum of esophagus, acquired
K22.6 Gastro-esophageal laceration-hemorrhage syndrome
K22.7 Barrett's esophagus
K22.70 …… without dysplasia
K22.71 Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia
K22.710 Barrett's esophagus with low grade dysplasia
K22.711 Barrett's esophagus with high grade dysplasia
K22.719 …… unspecified
K22.8 Other specified diseases of esophagus
K22.9 Disease of esophagus, unspecified
K23 Disorders of esophagus in diseases classified elsewhere
K25 Gastric ulcer
K25.0 Acute gastric ulcer with hemorrhage
K25.1 Acute gastric ulcer with perforation

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.