2021 ICD-10-CM Code K20.91

Esophagitis, unspecified with bleeding

Version 2021
Billable Code
New Code
Unspecified Code
MS-DRG Mapping

Valid for Submission

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 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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.

ICD-10:K20.91
Short Description:Esophagitis, unspecified with bleeding
Long Description:Esophagitis, unspecified with bleeding

Code Classification

New 2021 ICD-10 Code

K20.91 is new to ICD-10 code set for the FY 2021, effective October 1, 2020. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2020. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2021 (October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021).

Index to Diseases and Injuries

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:

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