Valid for Submission
K64.4 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of residual hemorrhoidal skin tags. The code K64.4 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code K64.4 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like anal polyp, anal polyp, anal skin tag, benign neoplasm of anal canal, benign neoplasm of anus , benign neoplasm of perianal skin, etc.
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 K64.4:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- External hemorrhoids, NOS
- Skin tags of anus
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code K64.4 are found in the index:
- - Hemorrhoids (bleeding) (without mention of degree) - K64.9
- - external - K64.4
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Anal polyp
- Anal polyp
- Anal skin tag
- Benign neoplasm of anal canal
- Benign neoplasm of anus
- Benign neoplasm of perianal skin
- Bleeding external hemorrhoids
- Bleeding from anus
- Bleeding hemorrhoids
- External hemorrhoids
- External hemorrhoids without complication
- Hemorrhoids without complication
- Perianal skin tags
- Prolapsed external hemorrhoids
- Residual hemorrhoidal skin tags
- Sentinel pile
- Sentinel tag
- Strangulated external hemorrhoids
- Strangulated hemorrhoids
- Ulcer of anus
- Ulcerated external hemorrhoids
- Ulcerated hemorrhoids
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert K64.4 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code K64.4 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: Piles
Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins around the anus or lower rectum. They are either inside the anus or under the skin around the anus. They often result from straining to have a bowel movement. Other factors include pregnancy, aging and chronic constipation or diarrhea.
Hemorrhoids are very common in both men and women. About half of all people have hemorrhoids by age 50. The most common symptom of hemorrhoids inside the anus is bright red blood covering the stool, on toilet paper or in the toilet bowl. Symptoms usually go away within a few days.
If you have rectal bleeding you should see a doctor. You need to make sure bleeding is not from a more serious condition such as colorectal or anal cancer. Treatment may include warm baths and a cream or other medicine. If you have large hemorrhoids, you may need surgery and other treatments.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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