2021 ICD-10-CM Code R10.12

Left upper quadrant pain

Version 2021
Billable Code
No Valid Principal Dx
MS-DRG Mapping
Family Practice
Internal Medicine
Pediatrics

Valid for Submission

R10.12 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of left upper quadrant pain. The code R10.12 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code R10.12 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abdominal pain through to back, hypochondrial pain, left hypochondrial pain, left sided abdominal pain, left sided abdominal pain , left subcostal pain, etc.

The code is commonly used in family practice, internal medicine , pediatrics medical specialties to specify clinical concepts such as abdominal pain.

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.

ICD-10:R10.12
Short Description:Left upper quadrant pain
Long Description:Left upper quadrant pain

Code Classification

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code R10.12 are found in the index:

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Convert R10.12 to ICD-9 Code

Information for Patients


Abdominal Pain

Also called: Bellyache

Your abdomen extends from below your chest to your groin. Some people call it the stomach, but your abdomen contains many other important organs. Pain in the abdomen can come from any one of them. The pain may start somewhere else, such as your chest. Severe pain doesn't always mean a serious problem. Nor does mild pain mean a problem is not serious.

Call your health care provider if mild pain lasts a week or more or if you have pain with other symptoms. Get medical help immediately if


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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)