2022 ICD-10-CM Code K86.8

Other specified diseases of pancreas

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:K86.8
Short Description:Other specified diseases of pancreas
Long Description:Other specified diseases of pancreas

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Disorders of gallbladder, biliary tract and pancreas (K80-K87)
      • Other diseases of pancreas (K86)

K86.8 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 pancreas. 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 Other specified diseases of pancreas

Non-specific codes like K86.8 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 pancreas:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K86.81 for Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K86.89 for Other specified diseases of pancreas

Information for Patients


Pancreatic Diseases

The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach and in front of your spine. It produces juices that help break down food and hormones that help control blood sugar levels. Problems with the pancreas can lead to many health problems. These include

The pancreas also plays a role in diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked them. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas loses the ability to secrete enough insulin in response to meals.


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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)