Diseases of the digestive system
Diseases of esophagus, stomach and duodenum
2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K25
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- K25 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
- The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM K25 became effective on October 1, 2019.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K25 - other international versions of ICD-10 K25 may differ.
Use Additional Help
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as K25. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
- erosion (acute) of stomach
- pylorus ulcer (peptic)
- stomach ulcer (peptic)
The following code(s) above K25
contain 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 K25
- A disorder characterized by a circumscribed, inflammatory and necrotic erosive lesion on the mucosal surface of the stomach.
- An ulcerated lesion in the mucosal surface of the stomach. It may progress to involve the deeper layers of the gastric wall.
- Ulceration of the gastric mucosa due to contact with gastric juice. It is often associated with helicobacter pylori infection or consumption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids).
- 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
Code annotations containing back-references to K25:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K25
Gastro-esophageal laceration-hemorrhage syndrome
Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia
Barrett's esophagus with low grade dysplasia
Barrett's esophagus with high grade dysplasia
Other specified diseases of esophagus
Disease of esophagus, unspecified
Disorders of esophagus in diseases classified elsewhere
Acute gastric ulcer with hemorrhage
Acute gastric ulcer with perforation
Acute gastric ulcer with both hemorrhage and perforation
Acute gastric ulcer without hemorrhage or perforation
Chronic or unspecified gastric ulcer with hemorrhage
Chronic or unspecified gastric ulcer with perforation
Chronic or unspecified gastric ulcer with both hemorrhage and perforation
Chronic gastric ulcer without hemorrhage or perforation
Gastric ulcer, unspecified as acute or chronic, without hemorrhage or perforation
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.