2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K92.1

Melena

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • K92.1 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 K92.1 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K92.1 - other international versions of ICD-10 K92.1 may differ.
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 K92.1. 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.
  • occult blood in feces (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R19.5

    Other fecal abnormalities

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abnormal stool color
    • Bulky stools
    • Mucus in stools
    • Occult blood in feces
    • Occult blood in stools
    Type 1 Excludes
    R19.5
    )
The following code(s) above K92.1 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 K92.1:
  • 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
  • K92
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K92

    Other diseases of digestive system

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Other diseases of digestive system
Approximate Synonyms
  • Blood in stool
  • Hematochezia
  • Melena (black tarry stool)
Clinical Information
  • Abnormally dark tarry feces containing blood (usually from gastrointestinal bleeding).
  • The black, tarry, foul-smelling feces that contain degraded blood.
ICD-10-CM K92.1 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 377 G.i. Hemorrhage with mcc
  • 378 G.i. Hemorrhage with cc
  • 379 G.i. Hemorrhage without cc/mcc
  • 791 Prematurity with major problems
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert K92.1 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 K92.1:
  • Type 1 Excludes: K62.5
    , R19.5
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K62.5

    Hemorrhage of anus and rectum

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • gastrointestinal bleeding NOS (K92.2)
    • melena (K92.1)
    • neonatal rectal hemorrhage (P54.2)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R19.5

    Other fecal abnormalities

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abnormal stool color
    • Bulky stools
    • Mucus in stools
    • Occult blood in feces
    • Occult blood in stools
    Type 1 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K92.1:
  • Abnormal, abnormality, abnormalities - see also Anomaly
    • stool (color) (contents) (mucus) R19.5
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R19.5

      Other fecal abnormalities

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Abnormal stool color
      • Bulky stools
      • Mucus in stools
      • Occult blood in feces
      • Occult blood in stools
      Type 1 Excludes
      • bloody K92.1
  • Blood
  • Hematochezia K92.1 - see also Melena
  • Melena K92.1

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K92.1
K91.858 Other complications of intestinal pouch
K91.86 Retained cholelithiasis following cholecystectomy
K91.87 Postprocedural hematoma and seroma of a digestive system organ or structure following a procedure
K91.870 Postprocedural hematoma of a digestive system organ or structure following a digestive system procedure
K91.871 Postprocedural hematoma of a digestive system organ or structure following other procedure
K91.872 Postprocedural seroma of a digestive system organ or structure following a digestive system procedure
K91.873 Postprocedural seroma of a digestive system organ or structure following other procedure
K91.89 Other postprocedural complications and disorders of digestive system
K92 Other diseases of digestive system
K92.0 Hematemesis
K92.1 Melena
K92.2 Gastrointestinal hemorrhage, unspecified
K92.8 Other specified diseases of the digestive system
K92.81 Gastrointestinal mucositis (ulcerative)
K92.89 Other specified diseases of the digestive system
K92.9 Disease of digestive system, unspecified
K94 Complications of artificial openings of the digestive system
K94.0 Colostomy complications
K94.00 Colostomy complication, unspecified
K94.01 Colostomy hemorrhage
K94.02 Colostomy infection

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