Specific code icon 2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A15.6

Tuberculous pleurisy

    2015 Billable Code

  • A15.6 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, A15.6 - and all other ICD-10-CM codes - should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A15.6. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.

Clinical Information
  • Tuberculosis of the serous membrane lining the thoracic cavity and surrounding the lungs.
Applicable To
  • Tuberculosis of pleura Tuberculous empyema
Description Synonyms
  • Tb (tuberculosis) of lung, pleura
  • TB of pleura
  • Tuberculosis of pleura
  • Tuberculous pleural effusion
Type 1 Excludes
  • primary respiratory tuberculosis (A15.7)
ICD-10-CM A15.6 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 177 Respiratory infections & inflammations with mcc
  • 178 Respiratory infections & inflammations with cc
  • 179 Respiratory infections & inflammations without cc/mcc
  • 974 Hiv with major related condition with mcc
  • 975 Hiv with major related condition with cc
  • 976 Hiv with major related condition without cc/mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM A15.6 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM A15.6: