2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K20.80

Other esophagitis without bleeding

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Other esophagitis without bleeding
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Diseases of esophagus, stomach and duodenum
      • Esophagitis

K20.80 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other esophagitis without bleeding. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Abscess of esophagus
  • Autoimmune esophagitis
  • Crohn disease of upper gastrointestinal tract
  • Crohn's disease of esophagus
  • Radiation esophagitis
  • Varicella-zoster esophagitis
  • Viral esophagitis

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Viral Esophagitis

    viral infection of the esophagus. it often occurs in immunocompromised patients and it is caused by cytomegalovirus or herpes simplex virus. symptoms include pain on swallowing, fever, and retrosternal burning.

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Abscess of esophagus
  • Other esophagitis NOS

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Replacement Code

K2080 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10-CM code(s):

  • K20.8 - Other esophagitis

Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - Code Added, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021


[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.