Diagnosis Code R19.4
Information for Medical Professionals
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R19.4 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
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.
- 787.99 - Digestve syst symptm NEC (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Alteration in bowel elimination
- Altered bowel function
- Increased frequency of defecation
- Irregular bowel habits
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R19.4 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-)
- functional diarrhea (K59.1)
Information for Patients
Also called: BM, Feces, Poop, Stool
A bowel movement is the last stop in the movement of food through your digestive tract. Your stool passes out of your body through the rectum and anus. Another name for stool is feces. It is made of what is left after your digestive system (stomach, small intestine, and colon) absorbs nutrients and fluids from what you eat and drink.
Sometimes a bowel movement isn't normal. Diarrhea happens when stool passes through the large intestine too quickly. Constipation occurs when stool passes through the large intestine too slowly. Bowel incontinence is a problem controlling your bowel movements. Other abnormalities with bowel movements may be a sign of a digestive problem.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Bloody or tarry stools
- Daily bowel care program
- External incontinence devices
- Fecal culture
- Fecal smear
- Stool guaiac test
- Stools - floating
- Stools - foul smelling
- Stools - pale or clay-colored