ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K86.81

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency

Diagnosis Code K86.81

ICD-10: K86.81
Short Description: Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
Long Description: Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K86.81

Valid for Submission
The code K86.81 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Disorders of gallbladder, biliary tract and pancreas (K80-K87)
      • Other diseases of pancreas (K86)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K86.81 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 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

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Synonyms
  • Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
  • Pancreatic insufficiency

Replacement Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplacement Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • K86.8 - Other specified diseases of pancreas


Information for Patients


Pancreatic Diseases

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.

  • Acute pancreatitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Amylase - blood (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Annular pancreas (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • ERCP (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lipase test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)


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