ICD-10-CM Code R19

Other symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Not Valid for Submission

R19 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:R19
Short Description:Oth symptoms and signs involving the dgstv sys and abdomen
Long Description:Other symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • R19.0 - Intra-abdominal and pelvic swelling, mass and lump
  • R19.00 - Intra-abdominal and pelvic swelling, mass and lump, unspecified site
  • R19.01 - Right upper quadrant abdominal swelling, mass and lump
  • R19.02 - Left upper quadrant abdominal swelling, mass and lump
  • R19.03 - Right lower quadrant abdominal swelling, mass and lump
  • R19.04 - Left lower quadrant abdominal swelling, mass and lump
  • R19.05 - Periumbilic swelling, mass or lump
  • R19.06 - Epigastric swelling, mass or lump
  • R19.07 - Generalized intra-abdominal and pelvic swelling, mass and lump
  • R19.09 - Other intra-abdominal and pelvic swelling, mass and lump
  • R19.1 - Abnormal bowel sounds
  • R19.11 - Absent bowel sounds
  • R19.12 - Hyperactive bowel sounds
  • R19.15 - Other abnormal bowel sounds
  • R19.2 - Visible peristalsis
  • R19.3 - Abdominal rigidity
  • R19.30 - Abdominal rigidity, unspecified site
  • R19.31 - Right upper quadrant abdominal rigidity
  • R19.32 - Left upper quadrant abdominal rigidity
  • R19.33 - Right lower quadrant abdominal rigidity
  • R19.34 - Left lower quadrant abdominal rigidity
  • R19.35 - Periumbilic abdominal rigidity
  • R19.36 - Epigastric abdominal rigidity
  • R19.37 - Generalized abdominal rigidity
  • R19.4 - Change in bowel habit
  • R19.5 - Other fecal abnormalities
  • R19.6 - Halitosis
  • R19.7 - Diarrhea, unspecified
  • R19.8 - Other specified symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code R19:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen (R10-R19)
      • Oth symptoms and signs involving the dgstv sys and abdomen (R19)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020