Billable Medical Code for Peptic Ulcer of Unspecified Site Unspecified As Acute or Chronic Without Mention of Hemorrhage or Perforation
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 533.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 533.9.
Peptic Ulcer Disease Definition and Symptoms
Peptic ulcer disease is a when there is a defect in the stomach lining or in the small intestine. Peptic ulcers are large open sores that can develop anywhere in the digestive tract. The most common cause is regular use of pain relievers. Symptoms include abdominal pain, pain that is worse when your stomach is empty and at night.