2021 ICD-10-CM Code K22.71

Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

K22.71 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of barrett's esophagus with dysplasia. 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.

ICD-10:K22.71
Short Description:Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia
Long Description:Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia

Non-specific codes like K22.71 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 barrett's esophagus with dysplasia:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K22.710 for Barrett's esophagus with low grade dysplasia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K22.711 for Barrett's esophagus with high grade dysplasia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K22.719 for Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia, unspecified

Information for Patients


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.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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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
  • 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 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)