2021 ICD-10-CM Code K28

Gastrojejunal ulcer

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

K28 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of gastrojejunal ulcer. 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:K28
Short Description:Gastrojejunal ulcer
Long Description:Gastrojejunal ulcer

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Gastrojejunal ulcer

Non-specific codes like K28 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 gastrojejunal ulcer:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K28.0 for Acute gastrojejunal ulcer with hemorrhage
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K28.1 for Acute gastrojejunal ulcer with perforation
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K28.2 for Acute gastrojejunal ulcer with both hemorrhage and perforation
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K28.3 for Acute gastrojejunal ulcer without hemorrhage or perforation
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K28.4 for Chronic or unspecified gastrojejunal ulcer with hemorrhage
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K28.5 for Chronic or unspecified gastrojejunal ulcer with perforation
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K28.6 for Chronic or unspecified gastrojejunal ulcer with both hemorrhage and perforation
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K28.7 for Chronic gastrojejunal ulcer without hemorrhage or perforation
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K28.9 for Gastrojejunal ulcer, unspecified as acute or chronic, without hemorrhage or perforation

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code K28:


Includes

Includes
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Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Information for Patients


Peptic Ulcer

Also called: Duodenal ulcer, Gastric ulcer, Stomach ulcer, Ulcer

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

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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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)