Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 578.1
Blood in stool
  • ICD-9-CM 578.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 578.1 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 578.1 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K92.1 Melena
Approximate Synonyms
  • Hematochezia
  • Melena
  • Melena (black tarry stool)
578.1 Excludes
Applies To
  • Melena
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 578.1:
  • Abnormal, abnormality, abnormalities - see also Anomaly
  • Blood
    • in
      • feces (see also Melena) 578.1
      • urine (see also Hematuria) 599.70
  • Findings, (abnormal), without diagnosis (examination) (laboratory test) 796.4
  • Hematochezia (see also Melena) 578.1
  • Melena 578.1
    • due to
      • swallowed maternal blood 777.3
      • ulcer - see Ulcer, by site, with hemorrhage
    • newborn 772.4
      • due to swallowed maternal blood 777.3
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