Not Valid for Submission
R85.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other abnormal 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.
Specific Coding for Oth abnormal findings in specimens from dgstv org/abd cav
Header codes like R85.8 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 oth abnormal findings in specimens from dgstv org/abd cav: