2021 ICD-10-CM Code R85.6

Abnormal cytological findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code
No Valid Principal Dx

Not Valid for Submission

R85.6 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of abnormal cytological findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity. The code 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.

ICD-10:R85.6
Short Description:Abnormal cytolog findings in specmn from dgstv org/abd cav
Long Description:Abnormal cytological findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Abnormal cytolog findings in specmn from dgstv org/abd cav

Header codes like R85.6 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 abnormal cytolog findings in specmn from dgstv org/abd cav:

  • R85.61 - Abnormal cytologic smear of anus
  • R85.610 - Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance on cytologic smear of anus (ASC-US)
  • R85.611 - Atypical squamous cells cannot exclude high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion on cytologic smear of anus (ASC-H)
  • R85.612 - Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion on cytologic smear of anus (LGSIL)
  • R85.613 - High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion on cytologic smear of anus (HGSIL)
  • R85.614 - Cytologic evidence of malignancy on smear of anus
  • R85.615 - Unsatisfactory cytologic smear of anus
  • R85.616 - Satisfactory anal smear but lacking transformation zone
  • R85.618 - Other abnormal cytological findings on specimens from anus
  • R85.619 - Unspecified abnormal cytological findings in specimens from anus
  • R85.69 - Abnormal cytological findings in specimens from other digestive organs and abdominal cavity

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)