ICD-10-CM Code K29.7

Gastritis, unspecified

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

K29.7 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of gastritis, unspecified. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:K29.7
Short Description:Gastritis, unspecified
Long Description:Gastritis, unspecified

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

Clinical Information

  • GASTRITIS-. inflammation of the gastric mucosa a lesion observed in a number of unrelated disorders.
  • GASTRITIS ATROPHIC-. gastritis with atrophy of the gastric mucosa the gastric parietal cells and the mucosal glands leading to achlorhydria. atrophic gastritis usually progresses from chronic gastritis.
  • GASTRITIS HYPERTROPHIC-. gastritis with hypertrophy of the gastric mucosa. it is characterized by giant gastric folds diminished acid secretion excessive mucus secretion and hypoproteinemia. symptoms include vomiting; diarrhea; and weight loss.

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Diseases of esophagus, stomach and duodenum (K20-K31)
      • Gastritis and duodenitis (K29)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Stomach Disorders

Your stomach is an organ between your esophagus and small intestine. It is where digestion of protein begins. The stomach has three tasks. It stores swallowed food. It mixes the food with stomach acids. Then it sends the mixture on to the small intestine.

Most people have a problem with their stomach at one time or another. Indigestion and heartburn are common problems. You can relieve some stomach problems with over-the-counter medicines and lifestyle changes, such as avoiding fatty foods or eating more slowly. Other problems like peptic ulcers or GERD require medical attention.

You should see a doctor if you have any of the following:

  • Blood when you have a bowel movement
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Heartburn not relieved by antacids
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Ongoing vomiting or diarrhea

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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