AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Codes


Several new codes have been created to describe other esophagitis, unspecified esophagitis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease with esophagitis. These new codes also identify whether there is bleeding involved as follows:K20.80 Other esophagitis without bleeding K20.81 Other esophagitis with bleeding K20.90 Esophagitis, unspecified without bleeding K20.91 Esophagitis, unspecified with bleeding K21.00 Gastro-esophageal reflux disease with esophagitis, without bleeding K21.01 Gastro-esophageal reflux disease with esophagitis, with bleeding Esophagitis is an inflammation of the lining of the esophagus and can be caused by an infection or irritation. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid flows...

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