Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 538
Gastrointestinal mucositis (ulcerative)
  • 2014
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • Short description: GI mucositis (ulceratve).
  • ICD-9-CM 538 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 538 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 2014 version of ICD-9-CM 538.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 538: 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 538 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K92.81 Gastrointestinal mucositis (ulcerative)
Approximate Synonyms
  • Gastrointestinal mucositis, ulcerative
  • Ulcerative gastrointestinal mucositis
  • ulcerative gi mucositis
538 Excludes
  • mucositis (ulcerative) of mouth and oral soft tissue (528.00-528.09)
Use Additional
  • Use additional E code to identify adverse effects of therapy, such as:
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 538:
  • Mucositis - see also Inflammation, by site 528.00
    • gastrointestinal (ulcerative) 538
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