2021 ICD-10-CM Code K91.7

Accidental puncture and laceration of a digestive system organ or structure during a procedure

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

K91.7 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of accidental puncture and laceration of a digestive system organ or structure during a procedure. 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:K91.7
Short Description:Accidental pnctr & lac of a digestive system org dur proc
Long Description:Accidental puncture and laceration of a digestive system organ or structure during a procedure

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Accidental pnctr & lac of a digestive system org dur proc

Non-specific codes like K91.7 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 accidental pnctr & lac of a digestive system org dur proc:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K91.71 for Accidental puncture and laceration of a digestive system organ or structure during a digestive system procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K91.72 for Accidental puncture and laceration of a digestive system organ or structure during other procedure

Information for Patients


Digestive Diseases

Also called: Gastrointestinal diseases

When you eat, your body breaks food down to a form it can use to build and nourish cells and provide energy. This process is called digestion.

Your digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube. It runs from your mouth to your anus and includes your esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. Your liver, gallbladder and pancreas are also involved. They produce juices to help digestion.

There are many types of digestive disorders. The symptoms vary widely depending on the problem. In general, you should see your doctor if you have

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)