What nausea and vomiting ICD codes can I use?
If you're looking for nausea and vomiting ICD codes, there are several that you can pick from. For this mini-guide, we will give you six examples:
- R11.0 - Nausea: This ICD-10 code is meant to be used on a patient confirmed to be nauseated for whatever reason.
- R11.10 - Vomiting, unspecified: This ICD-10 code is meant to be used on a patient confirmed to be vomiting for whatever reason. What is unspecified is if they are vomiting without nausea or what kind of vomiting they have.
- R11.11 - Vomiting without nausea: This ICD-10 code is meant to be used on a patient confirmed to be vomiting without being nauseated.
- R11.2 - Nausea with vomiting, unspecified: This ICD-10 code is meant to be used on a patient confirmed to be nauseated and vomiting. It's unspecified as to what kind of vomiting they're doing, nor is the cause specified.
- R11.12 - Projectile vomiting: This ICD-10 code is meant to be used on a patient confirmed to have projectile vomiting, characterized by regurgitating with more force than usual.
- R11.14 - Bilious vomiting: This ICD-10 code is meant to be used on a patient confirmed to have bilious vomiting. This type of vomit is characterized by vomit having a yellowish tinge to it, which is caused by the presence of bile.
These ICD-10 codes are not valid as principal diagnoses because nausea and vomiting have underlying causes. The primary diagnoses should be for the causes, and these codes should support it.
Are these nausea and vomiting ICD codes billable?
Yes. While they are not valid AS principal diagnoses, these nausea and vomiting-related ICD-10 codes are generally valid and billable.
Clinical information about nausea and vomiting:
Nausea is the feeling of being "sick to your stomach." It's this strange and uneasy feeling in the back of your throat and stomach that you might feel dizzy, lightheaded, and, in extreme cases, prone to fainting.
If you're feeling nauseated while eating, you might have difficulty swallowing your food, and eating becomes an ordeal. You might even feel disgusted with your food even if you know it's delicious.
All of these will contribute to wanting to throw up even if you don't have anything, but if you have food or drinks in your stomach, you might do so, sometimes with force.
Nausea and vomiting go hand-in-hand sometimes, but note that these are symptoms of specific problems or conditions, including pregnancy, migraines, vertigo, food poisoning, motion sickness, consuming too much alcohol, and more!
- Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
- Drug-induced nausea and vomiting
- Increased nausea and vomiting
- Intractable nausea and vomiting
- Nausea and vomiting following administration of anesthetic agent
- Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
- Postoperative nausea and vomiting
- Tendency to nausea and vomiting