Billable Medical Code for Helicobacter Pylori [H. Pylori]
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 041.86
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 041.86.
The Short Description Is: Helicobacter pylori.
H pylori is also known as gastric ulcer due to h pylori, gastritis, Helicobacter pylori, H pylori gastritis, H pylori infection, helicobacter blood test positive, helicobacter breath test positive, helicobacter pylori gastrointestinal tract infection, helicobacter pylori infection, helicobacter-associated colitis, helicobacter-associated gastritis, helicobacter-associated proctitis, helicobacter-associated pyloric ulcer, organism specific culture for Helicobacter pylori in gastric fluid positive, pyloric ulcer associated with Helicobactor pylori, and pyloric ulcer due to h pylori.
H Pylori Definition and Symptoms
H pylori is a type of bacteria which causes an infection in the stomach. This bacteria is extremely common and is found in nearly two-thirds of the world’s population. It is spread by unclean food or water. Symptoms include nausea, loss of appetite, bloating, burping, and an ache or burn in the abdomen.