2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A20.7

Septicemic plague

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • A20.7 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM A20.7 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A20.7 - other international versions of ICD-10 A20.7 may differ.
The following code(s) above A20.7 contain annotation back-references
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 A20.7:
  • A00-B99
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range A00-B99

    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

    Includes
    • diseases generally recognized as communicable or transmissible
    Type 1 Excludes
    • certain localized infections - see body system-related chapters
    Type 2 Excludes
    • carrier or suspected carrier of infectious disease (Z22.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O98.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases specific to the perinatal period (P35-P39)
    • influenza and other acute respiratory infections (J00-J22)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify resistance to antimicrobial drugs (Z16.-)
    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
  • A20
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A20

    Plague

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • infection due to Yersinia pestis
    Plague
ICD-10-CM A20.7 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 870 Septicemia or severe sepsis with mv >96 hours
  • 871 Septicemia or severe sepsis without mv >96 hours with mcc
  • 872 Septicemia or severe sepsis without mv >96 hours without mcc

Convert A20.7 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 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
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to A20.7:
  • Type 2 Excludes: A41
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A41

    Other sepsis

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    Code First
    • postprocedural sepsis (T81.4-)
    • sepsis during labor (O75.3)
    • sepsis following abortion, ectopic or molar pregnancy (O03-O07, O08.0)
    • sepsis following immunization (T88.0)
    • sepsis following infusion, transfusion or therapeutic injection (T80.2-)
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • sepsis (due to) (in) actinomycotic (A42.7)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) anthrax (A22.7)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) candidal (B37.7)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) Erysipelothrix (A26.7)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) extraintestinal yersiniosis (A28.2)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) gonococcal (A54.86)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) herpesviral (B00.7)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) listerial (A32.7)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) melioidosis (A24.1)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) meningococcal (A39.2-A39.4)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) plague (A20.7)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) tularemia (A21.7)
    • toxic shock syndrome (A48.3)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A20.7:
  • Plague A20.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A20.9

    Plague, unspecified

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    • tonsillar A20.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A20.8

      Other forms of plague

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      Applicable To
      • Abortive plague
      • Asymptomatic plague
      • Pestis minor
      • septicemic A20.7
    • septicemic A20.7
  • Sepsis (generalized) (unspecified organism) A41.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A41.9

    Sepsis, unspecified organism

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Septicemia NOS
    • Yersinia pestis A20.7

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A20.7
A19.0 Acute miliary tuberculosis of a single specified site
A19.1 Acute miliary tuberculosis of multiple sites
A19.2 Acute miliary tuberculosis, unspecified
A19.8 Other miliary tuberculosis
A19.9 Miliary tuberculosis, unspecified
A20 Plague
A20.0 Bubonic plague
A20.1 Cellulocutaneous plague
A20.2 Pneumonic plague
A20.3 Plague meningitis
A20.7 Septicemic plague
A20.8 Other forms of plague
A20.9 Plague, unspecified
A21 Tularemia
A21.0 Ulceroglandular tularemia
A21.1 Oculoglandular tularemia
A21.2 Pulmonary tularemia
A21.3 Gastrointestinal tularemia
A21.7 Generalized tularemia
A21.8 Other forms of tularemia
A21.9 Tularemia, unspecified

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.