AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2009 Issue 4; VOLUMES 1 & 2 NEW/REVISED CODES

Bilious Emesis and Vomiting of Fecal Matter

Effective October 1, 2009, expansions have been made to differentiate types of vomiting. Code 787.04, Bilious emesis, has been created to report the vomiting of bile. When bilious emesis occurs in the adult, it is most often associated with previous surgery, intestinal malrotation, intussusception, incarcerated inguinal hernia and mechanical obstruction due to foreign body. Code 569.87, Vomiting of fecal matter, has been created, for the expulsion of fecal matter that has been drawn up from the intestines through spasms of the stomach muscles. 787 Symptoms involving digestive system 787.0 Nausea and vomiting Excludes: vomiting Add fecal...

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