2022 ICD-10-CM Code K64

Hemorrhoids and perianal venous thrombosis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:K64
Short Description:Hemorrhoids and perianal venous thrombosis
Long Description:Hemorrhoids and perianal venous thrombosis

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Other diseases of intestines (K55-K64)
      • Hemorrhoids and perianal venous thrombosis (K64)

K64 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of hemorrhoids and perianal venous thrombosis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

Specific Coding for Hemorrhoids and perianal venous thrombosis

Non-specific codes like K64 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 hemorrhoids and perianal venous thrombosis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K64.0 for First degree hemorrhoids
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K64.1 for Second degree hemorrhoids
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K64.2 for Third degree hemorrhoids
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K64.3 for Fourth degree hemorrhoids
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K64.4 for Residual hemorrhoidal skin tags
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K64.5 for Perianal venous thrombosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K64.8 for Other hemorrhoids
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K64.9 for Unspecified hemorrhoids

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 K64:


Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.

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


Hemorrhoids

What are hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins around your anus or the lower part of your rectum. There are two types:

What causes hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids happen when there is too much pressure on the veins around the anus. This can be caused by

What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids?

The symptoms of hemorrhoids depend on which type you have:

With external hemorrhoids, you may have

Too much straining, rubbing, or cleaning around your anus may make your symptoms worse. For many people, the symptoms of external hemorrhoids go away within a few days.

With internal hemorrhoids, you may have

Internal hemorrhoids are usually not painful unless they are prolapsed. Prolapsed internal hemorrhoids may cause pain and discomfort.

How can I treat hemorrhoids at home?

You can most often treat your hemorrhoids at home by

When do I need to see a health care provider for hemorrhoids?

You should see your health care provider if you

How are hemorrhoids diagnosed?

To make a diagnosis, your health care provider

What are the treatments for hemorrhoids?

If at-home treatments for hemorrhoids don't help you, you may need a medical procedure. There are several different procedures that your provider can do in the office. These procedures use different techniques to cause scar tissue to form in the hemorrhoids. This cuts off the blood supply, which usually shrinks the hemorrhoids. In severe cases, you may need surgery.

Can hemorrhoids be prevented?

You can help prevent hemorrhoids by

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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)