2021 ICD-10-CM Code K06.02

Gingival recession, generalized

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

Short Description:Gingival recession, generalized
Long Description:Gingival recession, generalized

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Diseases of oral cavity and salivary glands (K00-K14)
      • Other disorders of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge (K06)

K06.02 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of gingival recession, generalized. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Gingival recession, generalized

Non-specific codes like K06.02 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for gingival recession, generalized:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K06.020 for Generalized gingival recession, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K06.021 for Generalized gingival recession, minimal
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K06.022 for Generalized gingival recession, moderate
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K06.023 for Generalized gingival recession, severe

Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018