2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K86.9

Disease of pancreas, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • K86.9 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 K86.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K86.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 K86.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above K86.9 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 K86.9:
  • 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
  • K86
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K86

    Other diseases of pancreas

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • fibrocystic disease of pancreas (E84.-)
    • islet cell tumor (of pancreas) (D13.7)
    • pancreatic steatorrhea (K90.3)
    Other diseases of pancreas
Approximate Synonyms
  • Disease of pancreas
  • Disorder of pancreas
  • Mass of pancreas
  • Pancreatic mass
Clinical Information
  • A non-neoplastic or neoplastic disorder that affects the pancreas. Representative examples of non-neoplastic disorders include pancreatitis and pancreatic insufficiency. Representative examples of neoplastic disorders include cystadenomas, carcinomas, lymphomas, and neuroendocrine neoplasms.
  • Pathological processes of the pancreas.
  • The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach and in front of your spine. It produces juices that help break down food and hormones that help control blood sugar levels. Problems with the pancreas can lead to many health problems. These include
    • pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas: this happens when digestive enzymes start digesting the pancreas itself
    • pancreatic cancer
    • cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder in which thick, sticky mucus can also block tubes in your pancreas
    the pancreas also plays a role in diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked them. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas loses the ability to secrete enough insulin in response to meals.
ICD-10-CM K86.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 438 Disorders of pancreas except malignancy with mcc
  • 439 Disorders of pancreas except malignancy with cc
  • 440 Disorders of pancreas except malignancy without cc/mcc

Convert K86.9 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 K86.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K86.9
K85.91 Acute pancreatitis with uninfected necrosis, unspecified
K85.92 Acute pancreatitis with infected necrosis, unspecified
K86 Other diseases of pancreas
K86.0 Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis
K86.1 Other chronic pancreatitis
K86.2 Cyst of pancreas
K86.3 Pseudocyst of pancreas
K86.8 Other specified diseases of pancreas
K86.81 Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
K86.89 Other specified diseases of pancreas
K86.9 Disease of pancreas, unspecified
K87 Disorders of gallbladder, biliary tract and pancreas in diseases classified elsewhere
K90 Intestinal malabsorption
K90.0 Celiac disease
K90.1 Tropical sprue
K90.2 Blind loop syndrome, not elsewhere classified
K90.3 Pancreatic steatorrhea
K90.4 Other malabsorption due to intolerance
K90.41 Non-celiac gluten sensitivity
K90.49 Malabsorption due to intolerance, not elsewhere classified
K90.8 Other intestinal malabsorption

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