2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R85.615

Unsatisfactory cytologic smear of anus

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • R85.615 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM R85.615 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R85.615 - other international versions of ICD-10 R85.615 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Inadequate sample of cytologic smear of anus
The following code(s) above R85.615 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 R85.615:
  • R00-R99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range R00-R99

    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified

    Note
    • This chapter includes symptoms, signs, abnormal results of clinical or other investigative procedures, and ill-defined conditions regarding which no diagnosis classifiable elsewhere is recorded.
    • Signs and symptoms that point rather definitely to a given diagnosis have been assigned to a category in other chapters of the classification. In general, categories in this chapter include the less well-defined conditions and symptoms that, without the necessary study of the case to establish a final diagnosis, point perhaps equally to two or more diseases or to two or more systems of the body. Practically all categories in the chapter could be designated 'not otherwise specified', 'unknown etiology' or 'transient'. The Alphabetical Index should be consulted to determine which symptoms and signs are to be allocated here and which to other chapters. The residual subcategories, numbered .8, are generally provided for other relevant symptoms that cannot be allocated elsewhere in the classification.
    • The conditions and signs or symptoms included in categories R00-R94 consist of:
    • (a) cases for which no more specific diagnosis can be made even after all the facts bearing on the case have been investigated;
    • (b) signs or symptoms existing at the time of initial encounter that proved to be transient and whose causes could not be determined;
    • (c) provisional diagnosis in a patient who failed to return for further investigation or care;
    • (d) cases referred elsewhere for investigation or treatment before the diagnosis was made;
    • (e) cases in which a more precise diagnosis was not available for any other reason;
    • (f) certain symptoms, for which supplementary information is provided, that represent important problems in medical care in their own right.
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abnormal findings on antenatal screening of mother (O28.-)
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • signs and symptoms classified in the body system chapters
    • signs and symptoms of breast (N63, N64.5)
    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
  • R83-R89
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range R83-R89

    Abnormal findings on examination of other body fluids, substances and tissues, without diagnosis

    Type 1 Excludes
    • abnormal findings on antenatal screening of mother (O28.-)
    • diagnostic abnormal findings classified elsewhere - see Alphabetical Index
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abnormal findings on examination of blood, without diagnosis (R70-R79)
    • abnormal findings on examination of urine, without diagnosis (R80-R82)
    • abnormal tumor markers (R97.-)
    Abnormal findings on examination of other body fluids, substances and tissues, without diagnosis
  • R85
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R85

    Abnormal findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • abnormal findings in peritoneal fluid
    • abnormal findings in saliva
    Type 1 Excludes
    • cloudy peritoneal dialysis effluent (R88.0)
    • fecal abnormalities (R19.5)
    Abnormal findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
  • R85.61
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R85.61

    Abnormal cytologic smear of anus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • abnormal cytological findings in specimens from other digestive organs and abdominal cavity (R85.69)
    • carcinoma in situ of anus (histologically confirmed) (D01.3)
    • anal intraepithelial neoplasia I [AIN I] (K62.82)
    • anal intraepithelial neoplasia II [AIN II] (K62.82)
    • anal intraepithelial neoplasia III [AIN III] (D01.3)
    • dysplasia (mild) (moderate) of anus (histologically confirmed) (K62.82)
    • severe dysplasia of anus (histologically confirmed) (D01.3)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • anal high risk human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test positive (R85.81)
    • anal low risk human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test positive (R85.82)
    Abnormal cytologic smear of anus
Approximate Synonyms
  • Anal cytology smear unsatisfactory
  • Anal papanicolaou smear unsatisfactory for evaluation
ICD-10-CM R85.615 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 393 Other digestive system diagnoses with mcc
  • 394 Other digestive system diagnoses with cc
  • 395 Other digestive system diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert R85.615 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to R85.615:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To R85.615
R85.3 Abnormal level of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
R85.4 Abnormal immunological findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
R85.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
R85.6 Abnormal cytological findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
R85.61 Abnormal cytologic smear of anus
R85.610 Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance on cytologic smear of anus (ASC-US)
R85.611 Atypical squamous cells cannot exclude high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion on cytologic smear of anus (ASC-H)
R85.612 Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion on cytologic smear of anus (LGSIL)
R85.613 High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion on cytologic smear of anus (HGSIL)
R85.614 Cytologic evidence of malignancy on smear of anus
R85.615 Unsatisfactory cytologic smear of anus
R85.616 Satisfactory anal smear but lacking transformation zone
R85.618 Other abnormal cytological findings on specimens from anus
R85.619 Unspecified abnormal cytological findings in specimens from anus
R85.69 Abnormal cytological findings in specimens from other digestive organs and abdominal cavity
R85.7 Abnormal histological findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
R85.8 Other abnormal findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
R85.81 Anal high risk human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test positive
R85.82 Anal low risk human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test positive
R85.89 Other abnormal findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
R85.9 Unspecified abnormal finding in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity

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