2022 ICD-10-CM Code K91.8

Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of digestive system

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:K91.8
Short Description:Oth intraop and postproc comp and disorders of dgstv sys
Long Description:Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of digestive system

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Other diseases of the digestive system (K90-K95)
      • Intraop and postproc comp and disorders of dgstv sys, NEC (K91)

K91.8 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 intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of digestive system. 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 Oth intraop and postproc comp and disorders of dgstv sys

Non-specific codes like K91.8 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 oth intraop and postproc comp and disorders of dgstv sys:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K91.81 for Other intraoperative complications of digestive system
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K91.82 for Postprocedural hepatic failure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K91.83 for Postprocedural hepatorenal syndrome
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K91.84 for Postprocedural hemorrhage of a digestive system organ or structure following a procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K91.840 for Postprocedural hemorrhage of a digestive system organ or structure following a digestive system procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K91.841 for Postprocedural hemorrhage of a digestive system organ or structure following other procedure
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K91.85 for Complications of intestinal pouch
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K91.850 for Pouchitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K91.858 for Other complications of intestinal pouch
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K91.86 for Retained cholelithiasis following cholecystectomy
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K91.87 for Postprocedural hematoma and seroma of a digestive system organ or structure following a procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K91.870 for Postprocedural hematoma of a digestive system organ or structure following a digestive system procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K91.871 for Postprocedural hematoma of a digestive system organ or structure following other procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K91.872 for Postprocedural seroma of a digestive system organ or structure following a digestive system procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K91.873 for Postprocedural seroma of a digestive system organ or structure following other procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K91.89 for Other postprocedural complications and disorders of digestive system

Information for Patients


Digestive 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)