ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R12

Heartburn

Diagnosis Code R12

ICD-10: R12
Short Description: Heartburn
Long Description: Heartburn
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R12

Valid for Submission
The code R12 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen (R10-R19)
      • Heartburn (R12)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R12 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 391 - ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERITIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 392 - ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERISTIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Burning pain
  • Digestive system reflux
  • Digestive system reflux
  • Esophageal reflux finding
  • Esophageal reflux finding
  • Finding of esophageal function
  • Finding of esophageal function
  • Heartburn
  • Pain in esophagus
  • Waterbrash

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R12 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Heartburn

Also called: Acid indigestion, Pyrosis

Heartburn is a painful burning feeling in your chest or throat. It happens when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus, the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach.

If you have heartburn more than twice a week, you may have GERD. But you can have GERD without having heartburn.

Pregnancy, certain foods, alcohol, and some medications can bring on heartburn. Treating heartburn is important because over time reflux can damage the esophagus.

Over-the-counter medicines may help. If the heartburn continues, you may need prescription medicines or surgery.

If you have other symptoms such as crushing chest pain, it could be a heart attack. Get help immediately.

  • Bland diet (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Heartburn (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Taking antacids (Medical Encyclopedia)


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