2021 ICD-10-CM Code R85.3

Abnormal level of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity

Version 2021
Billable Code
No Valid Principal Dx
MS-DRG Mapping

Valid for Submission

R85.3 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of abnormal level of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity. The code R85.3 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 R85.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like finding related to measurement of toxic substance or vomit toxicology: positive.

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:R85.3
Short Description:Abn lev substnc nonmed source in specmn fr dgstv org/abd cav
Long Description:Abnormal level of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity

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 R85.3 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 R85.3 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code R85.3 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

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)