2022 ICD-10-CM Code K20.91
Esophagitis, unspecified with bleeding

Version 2022
ICD-10:K20.91
Short Description:Esophagitis, unspecified with bleeding
Long Description:Esophagitis, unspecified with bleeding
Status: Valid for Submission

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Diseases of esophagus, stomach and duodenum (K20-K31)
      • Esophagitis (K20)

K20.91 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of esophagitis, unspecified with bleeding. The code K20.91 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code K20.91 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like esophageal bleeding or hemorrhagic esophagitis.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like K20.91 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Entries in the Index to Diseases and Injuries with references to K20.91

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code K20.91 are found in the index:

Approximate Synonyms

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

Replacement Code

K2091 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

Code History

  • FY 2021 - Code Added, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021