2021 ICD-10-CM Code K31.8

Other specified diseases of stomach and duodenum

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

K31.8 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other specified diseases of stomach and duodenum. 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:K31.8
Short Description:Other specified diseases of stomach and duodenum
Long Description:Other specified diseases of stomach and duodenum

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other specified diseases of stomach and duodenum

Non-specific codes like K31.8 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 other specified diseases of stomach and duodenum:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K31.81 for Angiodysplasia of stomach and duodenum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K31.811 for Angiodysplasia of stomach and duodenum with bleeding
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K31.819 for Angiodysplasia of stomach and duodenum without bleeding
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K31.82 for Dieulafoy lesion (hemorrhagic) of stomach and duodenum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K31.83 for Achlorhydria
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K31.84 for Gastroparesis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K31.89 for Other diseases of stomach and duodenum

Information for Patients


Stomach Disorders

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:

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)