ICD-10-CM Code R19.8

Other specified symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen

Version 2020 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Valid for Submission

R19.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code R19.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abdomen hyper-resonant, abdomen soft, abdominal dullness finding, abdominal dullness finding, abdominal friction rub, abdominal movement diminished, etc

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:R19.8
Short Description:Oth symptoms and signs involving the dgstv sys and abdomen
Long Description:Other specified symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen

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 R19.8 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Abdomen hyper-resonant
  • Abdomen soft
  • Abdominal dullness finding
  • Abdominal dullness finding
  • Abdominal friction rub
  • Abdominal movement diminished
  • Abdominal muscle tone - finding
  • Abdominal venous hum
  • Abdominal wall movement
  • Abdominal weakness
  • Abnormal anal function
  • Abnormal color
  • Abnormal color
  • Abnormal defecation
  • Abnormal digestive peristalsis
  • Abnormal digestive tract function
  • Abnormal excretory function
  • Abnormal frequency of defecation
  • Abnormal gallbladder function
  • Abnormal gastric electrical activity
  • Abnormal small bowel motility
  • Abnormally hard consistency
  • Abnormally soft consistency
  • Absent peristalsis
  • Accumulation of bile in abdominal cavity
  • Alteration in bowel elimination
  • Anal pain
  • Anal symptoms
  • Appearance of anal orifice - finding
  • Aware of passing feces
  • Ballance sign
  • Bile pigment retention
  • Bolus impaction
  • Bowel palpable per abdomen
  • Chewing finding
  • Chewing symptoms
  • Constant desire to swallow
  • Cough impulse in inguinal canal
  • Courvoisier's sign
  • Cullen's sign
  • Decreased digestive peristalsis
  • Decreased gastric tonus
  • Decreased incisal display at rest
  • Decreased incisal display on smiling
  • Decreased muscle tone
  • Defecation straining
  • Deranged intestinal motility
  • Desire for stool
  • Desire for stool finding
  • Desire for stool finding
  • Difficulty in ability to defecate
  • Digestive gland sign or symptom
  • Digestive symptom
  • Dipping
  • Dipping over liver
  • Dipping over spleen
  • Discoloration of spleen
  • Disorder of abdomen
  • Dissociative neurological symptom disorder co-occurrent with swallowing symptom
  • Does not defecate
  • Empty rectum
  • Epigastric fullness
  • Epigastric sounds present
  • Feces in rectum
  • Feces palpable in bowel
  • Finding of appearance of anus
  • Finding of consistency of abdomen
  • Finding of contents of rectum
  • Finding of contents of rectum
  • Finding of contents of rectum
  • Finding of flatus
  • Finding of flatus
  • Finding of frequency of defecation
  • Finding of frequency of defecation
  • Finding of pulsation of abdomen
  • Finding of pulsation of liver
  • Finding of speed of swallowing
  • Finding of speed of swallowing
  • Finding of tone of abdomen
  • Finding of upper gastrointestinal gas
  • Finding related to ability to defecate
  • Finding related to ability to defecate
  • Finding related to awareness of bowel function
  • Finding related to awareness of bowel function
  • Finding related to awareness of bowel function
  • Flat abdominal contour
  • Flattened umbilicus
  • Fluid thrill in abdomen
  • Frequent defecation
  • Friable mucosa of digestive system organ
  • Full rectum
  • Gagging
  • Gallbladder palpable
  • Gallbladder palpable on inspiration
  • Gastrointestinal sensation - finding
  • Gastrointestinal sensation - finding
  • Gastrointestinal sensation altered
  • Gastrointestinal symptom
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms reproduced
  • Gastrointestinal tract mucosal discoloration
  • Gastrointestinal tract symptom change
  • Generalized abdominal dullness to percussion
  • GI tract disease monitoring status
  • Granular mucosa of digestive organ structure
  • Grey Turner's sign
  • Increased gastric motility
  • Increased incisal display at rest
  • Increased incisal display on smiling
  • Increased intestinal motility
  • Increased large bowel motility
  • Increased liver function
  • Increased small bowel motility
  • Infrequent bowel action
  • Inguinal canal empty
  • Intra-abdominal collection
  • Intra-abdominal movement
  • Intraabdominal pressure above reference range
  • Irregular abdominal contour
  • Lacking desire for stool
  • Lax abdominal wall
  • Lesion of rectum
  • Liver firm
  • Liver irregular
  • Liver pulsatile
  • Liver soft
  • Loaded colon
  • Mass of digestive structure
  • McBurney's sign
  • Mottling
  • Mottling
  • Mottling of liver
  • Mottling of spleen
  • Murphy's sign
  • Murphy's sign positive
  • Named sign of abdomen
  • Named sign of anus
  • Named sign of gallbladder
  • No abdominal movement
  • No epigastric sounds
  • Nodular mucosa of digestive system organ
  • Noises in abdomen
  • Nonspecific abdominal symptom
  • O sign
  • O/E - abdominal wall movement
  • O/E - intra-abdominal movement
  • O/E - lax abdominal wall
  • O/E - liver character
  • O/E - liver character
  • O/E - liver character
  • O/E - liver character
  • O/E - liver character
  • O/E - liver finely irregular
  • O/E - liver firm
  • O/E - liver grossly irregular
  • O/E - liver pulsatile
  • O/E - liver soft
  • O/E - liver very hard
  • O/E - PR-rectum full of feces
  • O/E - succussion splash
  • Obese abdomen
  • Obturator sign
  • On examination - abdominal movement
  • On examination - abdominal movement diminished
  • On examination - irregular abdominal contour
  • On examination - no abdominal movement
  • On examination - no intra-abdominal movement
  • Pain of digestive structure
  • Pallor of liver
  • Pallor of spleen
  • Pancreatic sign
  • Pancreatic symptom
  • Papilla not found
  • Papilla not reached
  • Papilla unaccessible
  • Paradoxical inward movement of abdomen on inspiration
  • Patulous anus - appearance
  • Patulous umbilicus
  • Pendulous abdomen
  • Periumbilical flare
  • Psoas sign
  • Puddle sign
  • Puddle sign positive
  • Rapid gastric emptying
  • Rectal discharge
  • Rectal pain
  • Rectal symptoms
  • Rectal tenesmus
  • Rosenbach's sign
  • Rovsing's sign
  • Sensation
  • Sensation
  • Sensation as if bowel still full
  • Sensation as if diarrhea will start
  • Sensation as if stool remains in rectum
  • Shifting abdominal dullness
  • Shifting abdominal dullness present
  • Small bowel peristaltic rush
  • Soot around mouth
  • Soot in oropharynx
  • Spleen in left sided position
  • Splenic rub detected
  • Succussion splash - abdomen
  • Sunken umbilicus
  • Swallowing pattern - finding
  • Swallowing pattern - finding
  • Swallowing pattern - finding
  • Swallowing pattern - finding
  • Swallowing pattern - tongue to lip contact
  • Swallowing symptoms
  • Swallows quickly
  • Swallows slowly
  • Symptom: abdominal wall
  • Tenderness of digestive structure
  • Tenesmus
  • Tenesmus - anal
  • Tenesmus present
  • Tire sign
  • Tongue swallowing
  • Unable to break wind
  • Unable to burp
  • Unaware of passing flatus
  • Visible abdominal pulsation
  • Weakness present

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code R19.8 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 391 - ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERITIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 392 - ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERITIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC

Convert R19.8 to ICD-9

  • 787.99 - Digestve syst symptm NEC (Approximate Flag)
  • 789.9 - Abdomen/pelvis symp NEC (Approximate Flag)

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

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

  • Blood in your stool
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Heartburn not relieved by antacids

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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