2022 ICD-10-CM Code K94.3

Esophagostomy complications

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:K94.3
Short Description:Esophagostomy complications
Long Description:Esophagostomy complications

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Other diseases of the digestive system (K90-K95)
      • Complications of artificial openings of the digestive system (K94)

K94.3 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of esophagostomy complications. 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 Esophagostomy complications

Non-specific codes like K94.3 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 esophagostomy complications:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K94.30 for Esophagostomy complications, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K94.31 for Esophagostomy hemorrhage
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K94.32 for Esophagostomy infection
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K94.33 for Esophagostomy malfunction
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K94.39 for Other complications of esophagostomy

Information for Patients


Ostomy

An ostomy is surgery to create an opening (stoma) from an area inside the body to the outside. It treats certain diseases of the digestive or urinary systems. It can be permanent, when an organ must be removed. It can be temporary, when the organ needs time to heal. The organ could be the small intestine, colon, rectum, or bladder. With an ostomy, there must be a new way for wastes to leave the body.

There are many different types of ostomy. Some examples are

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)