Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 530.85
Barrett's esophagus
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 530.85 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 530.85 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Barretts esophagus
  • Barretts esophagus w dysplasia
  • Barretts esophagus w high grade dysplasia
  • Barretts esophagus w low grade dysplasia
  • Barretts esophagus with dysplasia
  • Barretts esophagus with high grade dysplasia
  • Barretts esophagus with low grade dysplasia
  • Barretts esophagus with lowith grade dysplasia
Clinical Information
  • A condition in which the cells lining the lower part of the esophagus have changed or been replaced with abnormal cells that could lead to cancer of the esophagus. The backing up of stomach contents (reflux) may irritate the esophagus and, over time, cause barrett's esophagus.
  • A condition with damage to the lining of the lower esophagus resulting from chronic acid reflux (esophagitis, reflux). Through the process of metaplasia, the squamous cells are replaced by a columnar epithelium with cells resembling those of the intestine or the salmon-pink mucosa of the stomach. Barrett's columnar epithelium is a marker for severe reflux and precursor to adenocarcinoma of the esophagus.
  • Esophageal lesion lined with columnar metaplastic epithelium which is flat or villiform. Barrett epithelium is characterized by two different types of cells: goblet cells and columnar cells. The symptomatology of barrett esophagus is that of gastro-esophageal reflux. It is the precursor of most esophageal adenocarcinomas. (who)
  • Esophageal segment lined with columnar metaplastic epithelium which is flat or villiform. Barrett epithelium is characterized by two different types of cells: goblet cells and columnar cells. The symptomatology of barrett esophagus is that of gastro-esophageal reflux. It is the precursor of most esophageal adenocarcinomas. (who, 2000)
  • Syndrome including peptic ulcer of the lower esophagus, often with stricture, due to the presence of columnar lined epithelium, which may contain functional mucous cells, parietal cells, or chief cells in the esophagus instead of normal squamous cell epithelium; sometimes pre-malignant, followed by esophageal adenocarcinoma.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 530.85 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K22.70 Barrett's esophagus without dysplasia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 530.85:
  • Barrett's esophagus 530.85
  • Barrett's syndrome or ulcer (chronic peptic ulcer of esophagus) 530.85
  • Metaplasia
    • esophagus 530.85
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Barrett's (chronic peptic ulcer of esophagus) 530.85
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative 707.9
    • Barrett's (chronic peptic ulcer of esophagus) 530.85
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