Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 578.9
Hemorrhage of gastrointestinal tract, unspecified
  • Short description: Gastrointest hemorr NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 578.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 578.9 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).
  • You are viewing the 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 578.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 578.9: 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 578.9 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K92.2 Gastrointestinal hemorrhage, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bleeding gastric varices
  • Gastric varices bleeding
  • Gastric varices, bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • GI hemorrhage
  • Lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • Lower GI hemorrhage
  • Upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • Upper GI hemorrhage
Applies To
  • Gastric hemorrhage
  • Intestinal hemorrhage
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 578.9:
  • Bleeding (see also Hemorrhage) 459.0
    • gastrointestinal 578.9
  • Enterorrhagia 578.9
  • Hemorrhage, hemorrhagic (nontraumatic) 459.0
    • cecum 578.9
    • gastric (see also Hemorrhage, stomach) 578.9
    • gastroenteric 578.9
    • gastrointestinal (tract) 578.9
    • stomach 578.9
      • newborn 772.4
      • ulcer - see Ulcer, stomach, with hemorrhage
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