ICD-10-CM Code Z90.4

Acquired absence of other specified parts of digestive tract

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z90.4 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of acquired absence of other specified parts of digestive tract. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z90.4
Short Description:Acquired absence of other specified parts of digestive tract
Long Description:Acquired absence of other specified parts of digestive tract

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

  • Z90.41 - Acquired absence of pancreas
  • Z90.410 - Acquired total absence of pancreas
  • Z90.411 - Acquired partial absence of pancreas
  • Z90.49 - Acquired absence of other specified parts of digestive tract

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Acquired absence of organs, not elsewhere classified (Z90)

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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