Billable Medical Code for Diarrhea
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 787.91
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 787.91.
Diarrhea is also known as chronic diarrhea, colon spasm w diarrhea, diarrhea chronic, diarrhea noninfectious, diarrhea protracted, irritable bowel syndrome w diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, nausea vomiting and diarrhea, noninfectious diarrhea, non-infective diarrhea, and protracted diarrhea. This applies to diarrhea NOS.
Diarrhea Definition and Symptoms
Diarrhea is loose, watery stools that occur more frequent that normal. Other symptoms that may accompany diarrhea are abdominal cramps and a greater volume of stool. Common causes include atacids, E. coli, food poisoning, fructose intolerance, norovirus infection, staph infections, stomach surgery, blood pressure medication, whipple’s disease, hyperthyroidism, and crohn’s cancer.