Not Valid for Submission
K29.7 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of gastritis, unspecified. 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.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like K29.7 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.
Specific Coding for Gastritis, unspecified
Non-specific codes like K29.7 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 gastritis, unspecified:
- 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.
Information for Patients
Also called: Gastric 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
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