2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K22.4

Dyskinesia of esophagus

ICD-10-CM:
K22.4
Short Description:
Dyskinesia of esophagus
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
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Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system
    (K00–K93)
    • Diseases of esophagus, stomach and duodenum
      (K20-K31)
      • Other diseases of esophagus
        (K22)

K22.4 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of dyskinesia of esophagus. 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:

  • Diffuse spasm
  • Diffuse spasm of esophagus
  • Esophageal dysmotility
  • Esophageal dysmotility due to systemic disease
  • Esophageal dysmotility following bariatric surgery
  • Hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter
  • Hypertensive spasm of cardiac sphincter
  • Nonspecific esophageal motility disorder
  • Nutcracker esophagus
  • Palatoesophageal incoordination
  • Spastic disorder of smooth muscle segment of esophagus

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).

Convert to ICD-9-CM Code

Source ICD-10-CM CodeTarget ICD-9-CM Code
K22.4530.5 - Dyskinesia of esophagus

Patient Education


Esophagus Disorders

The esophagus is the muscular tube that carries food and liquids from your mouth to the stomach. You may not be aware of your esophagus until you swallow something too large, too hot, or too cold. You may also notice it when something is wrong. You may feel pain or have trouble swallowing.

The most common problem with the esophagus is GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). With GERD, a muscle at the end of your esophagus does not close properly. This allows stomach contents to leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus and irritate it. Over time, GERD can cause damage to the esophagus.

Other problems include heartburn, cancer, and eosinophilic esophagitis. Doctors may use various tests to make a diagnosis. These include imaging tests, an upper endoscopy, and a biopsy.

Treatment depends on the problem. Some problems get better with over-the-counter medicines or changes in diet. Others may need prescription medicines or surgery.

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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 - 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
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.