Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
Intestinal infectious diseases
2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A06
2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- A06 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
- The 2018 edition of ICD-10-CM A06 became effective on October 1, 2017.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A06 - other international versions of ICD-10 A06 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as A06. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (A06) and the excluded code together.
"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
- infection due to Entamoeba histolytica
The following code(s) above A06
contain annotation back-references
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
- Applicable To annotations, or
- Code Also annotations, or
- Code First annotations, or
- Excludes1 annotations, or
- Excludes2 annotations, or
- Includes annotations, or
- Note annotations, or
- Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to A06
- A parasitic infectious disorder caused by amoebas. The parasite may cause colitis which is manifested with bloody diarrheas, abdominal pain, nausea and fever. In rare cases it may spread to the liver, brain and lungs.
- Infection with any of various amebae. It is an asymptomatic carrier state in most individuals, but diseases ranging from chronic, mild diarrhea to fulminant dysentery may occur.
- Infection with any of various amebae; an asymptomatic carrier state in most individuals, but diseases ranging from chronic, mild diarrhea to fulminant dysentery may occur.
- 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
- 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
- 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A06
Bacterial intestinal infection, unspecified
Other bacterial foodborne intoxications, not elsewhere classified
Foodborne staphylococcal intoxication
Botulism food poisoning
Foodborne Clostridium perfringens [Clostridium welchii] intoxication
Foodborne Vibrio parahaemolyticus intoxication
Foodborne Bacillus cereus intoxication
Foodborne Vibrio vulnificus intoxication
Other specified bacterial foodborne intoxications
Bacterial foodborne intoxication, unspecified
Acute amebic dysentery
Chronic intestinal amebiasis
Amebic nondysenteric colitis
Ameboma of intestine
Amebic liver abscess
Amebic lung abscess
Amebic brain abscess
Amebic infection of other sites
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.