2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K62.81

Anal sphincter tear (healed) (nontraumatic) (old)

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • K62.81 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 K62.81 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K62.81 - other international versions of ICD-10 K62.81 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Tear of anus, nontraumatic
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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.
  • code for any associated fecal incontinence (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R15
    • R15 Fecal incontinence
      • R15.0 Incomplete defecation
      • R15.1 Fecal smearing
      • R15.2 Fecal urgency
      • R15.9 Full incontinence of feces
    R15.-
    )
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (K62.81) and the excluded code together.
  • anal fissure (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K60
    • K60 Fissure and fistula of anal and rectal region...
    K60.-
    )
  • anal sphincter tear (healed) (old) complicating delivery (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O34.7

    Maternal care for abnormality of vulva and perineum

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • maternal care for perineal and vulval varices in pregnancy (O22.1-)
    O34.7-
    )
  • traumatic tear of anal sphincter (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S31.831

    Laceration without foreign body of anus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    S31.831
    )
The following code(s) above K62.81 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 K62.81:
  • 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
  • K62
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K62

    Other diseases of anus and rectum

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • anal canal
    Type 2 Excludes
    Other diseases of anus and rectum
  • K62.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K62.8

    Other specified diseases of anus and rectum

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • ulcerative proctitis (K51.2)
    Other specified diseases of anus and rectum
Approximate Synonyms
  • Nontraumatic nonpuerperal old healed anal sphincter tear
  • Old healed anal sphincter tear nontraumatic
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by a circumscribed, inflammatory and necrotic erosive lesion on the mucosal surface of the anal canal.
  • A painful linear ulcer at the margin of the anus. It appears as a crack or slit in the mucous membrane of the anus and is very painful and difficult to heal. (Dorland, 27th ed & stedman, 25th ed)
  • A painful tear in the lining of the anal canal, often accompanied by bleeding on defecation. It is usually the result of a traumatic bowel movement or anal sexual penetration.
ICD-10-CM K62.81 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 393 Other digestive system diagnoses with mcc
  • 394 Other digestive system diagnoses with cc
  • 395 Other digestive system diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert K62.81 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
Code annotations containing back-references to K62.81:
  • Type 2 Excludes: K60
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K60

    Fissure and fistula of anal and rectal regions

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • fissure and fistula of anal and rectal regions with abscess or cellulitis (K61.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • anal sphincter tear (healed) (nontraumatic) (old) (K62.81)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K62.81:
  • Tear, torn (traumatic) - see also Laceration
    • anus, anal (sphincter) S31.831
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S31.831

      Laceration without foreign body of anus

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • nontraumatic K62.81 (healed) (old)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K62.81
K62 Other diseases of anus and rectum
K62.0 Anal polyp
K62.1 Rectal polyp
K62.2 Anal prolapse
K62.3 Rectal prolapse
K62.4 Stenosis of anus and rectum
K62.5 Hemorrhage of anus and rectum
K62.6 Ulcer of anus and rectum
K62.7 Radiation proctitis
K62.8 Other specified diseases of anus and rectum
K62.81 Anal sphincter tear (healed) (nontraumatic) (old)
K62.82 Dysplasia of anus
K62.89 Other specified diseases of anus and rectum
K62.9 Disease of anus and rectum, unspecified
K63 Other diseases of intestine
K63.0 Abscess of intestine
K63.1 Perforation of intestine (nontraumatic)
K63.2 Fistula of intestine
K63.3 Ulcer of intestine
K63.4 Enteroptosis
K63.5 Polyp of colon

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