Billable Medical Code for Esophageal Reflux
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 530.81
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 530.81.
Gastroesophageal reflux is also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastro-esophageal reflux disease (heartburn), gerd, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease) (heartburn), laryngitis due to gastroesophageal reflux, reflux laryngitis, and sandifer syndrome. This excludes reflux esophagitis (530.11). This applies to gastroesophageal reflux.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Definition and Symptoms
Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) is a digestive disease when stomach acid and sometimes stomach content, flows from the stomach back into the esophagus. The reflux irritates the lining of the esophagus and causes GERD. Symptoms include chest pain, dry cough, hoarseness, sensation of a lump in the throat, a burning sensation in the chest, and a sour taste in the mouth.