K27.9 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of peptic ulcer, site unspecified, unspecified as acute or chronic, without hemorrhage or perforation. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like K27.9 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.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Drug-induced peptic ulcer
- Exacerbation of peptic ulcer
- Gastrointestinal symptom
- Peptic anastomotic ulcer
- Peptic ulcer
- Peptic ulcer symptoms
- Peptic ulcer with obstruction
- Peptic ulcer without hemorrhage AND without perforation
- Peptic ulcer without hemorrhage AND without perforation but with obstruction
- Peptic ulcer without hemorrhage, without perforation AND without obstruction
- Stress ulcer
- Stress ulcer of stomach
- Peptic Ulcer-. ulcer that occurs in the regions of the gastrointestinal tract which come into contact with gastric juice containing pepsin and gastric acid. it occurs when there are defects in the mucosa barrier. the common forms of peptic ulcers are associated with helicobacter pylori and the consumption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids).
- Peptic Ulcer Hemorrhage-. bleeding from a peptic ulcer that can be located in any segment of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Peptic Ulcer Perforation-. penetration of a peptic ulcer through the wall of duodenum or stomach allowing the leakage of luminal contents into the peritoneal cavity.
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Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|K27.9||533.90 - Peptic ulcer NOS|
|Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.|
A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of your stomach or your duodenum, the first part of your small intestine. A burning stomach pain is the most common symptom. The pain:
- Starts between meals or during the night
- Briefly stops if you eat or take antacids
- Lasts for minutes to hours
- Comes and goes for several days or weeks
Peptic ulcers happen when the acids that help you digest food damage the walls of the stomach or duodenum. The most common cause is infection with a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori. Another cause is the long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Stress and spicy foods do not cause ulcers, but can make them worse.
To see if you have an H. pylori infection, your doctor will test your blood, breath, or stool. Your doctor also may look inside your stomach and duodenum by doing an endoscopy or x-ray.
Peptic ulcers will get worse if not treated. Treatment may include medicines to reduce stomach acids or antibiotics to kill H. pylori. Antacids and milk can't heal peptic ulcers. Not smoking and avoiding alcohol can help. You may need surgery if your ulcers don't heal.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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- 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 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)