Diagnosis Code R15.0
Information for Medical Professionals
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R15.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERITIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITH MCC 391
- ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERISTIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC 392
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 787.61 - Incomplete defecation
- Abnormal defecation
- Alteration in bowel elimination
- Fecal incontinence with incomplete defecation
- Incomplete passage of stool
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R15.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means “NOT CODED HERE!” An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- constipation (K59.0-)
- fecal impaction (K56.41)
Information for Patients
Also called: Encopresis, Fecal incontinence, Stool soiling
Bowel incontinence is the inability to control your bowels. When you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, you may not be able to hold it until you get to a toilet. Millions of Americans have this problem. It affects people of all ages - children and adults. It is more common in women and older adults. It is not a normal part of aging.
- Damage to muscles or nerves of the anus and rectum
- Pelvic support problems
Treatments include changes in diet, medicines, bowel training, or surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Bowel incontinence
- Stool Diary - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)