2021 ICD-10-CM Code K95

Complications of bariatric procedures

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

Short Description:Complications of bariatric procedures
Long Description:Complications of bariatric procedures

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Other diseases of the digestive system (K90-K95)
      • Complications of bariatric procedures (K95)

K95 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of complications of bariatric procedures. 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.

Specific Coding for Complications of bariatric procedures

Non-specific codes like K95 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 complications of bariatric procedures:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K95.0 for Complications of gastric band procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K95.01 for Infection due to gastric band procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K95.09 for Other complications of gastric band procedure
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K95.8 for Complications of other bariatric procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K95.81 for Infection due to other bariatric procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K95.89 for Other complications of other bariatric procedure

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)