Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
Certain zoonotic bacterial diseases
2018 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A22.9
2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
- A22.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
- The 2018 edition of ICD-10-CM A22.9 became effective on October 1, 2017.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A22.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 A22.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above A22.9
contain annotation back-references
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- Applicable To annotations, or
- Code Also annotations, or
- Code First annotations, or
- Excludes1 annotations, or
- Excludes2 annotations, or
- Includes annotations, or
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- Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to A22.9
- Anthrax infection
ICD-10-CM A22.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v35.0):
- An acute infection caused by the spore-forming bacteria bacillus anthracis. It commonly affects hoofed animals such as sheep and goats. Infection in humans often involves the skin (cutaneous anthrax), the lungs (inhalation anthrax), or the gastrointestinal tract. Anthrax is not contagious and can be treated with antibiotics.
- An infection caused by bacillus anthracis bacteria. It may affect the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, or skin. Patients with lung infection present with fever, headaches, cough, chest pain and shortness of breath. Patients with gastrointestinal infection present with nausea, vomiting and bloody diarrhea. Patients with skin infection develop blisters and ulcers.
- Anthrax is a disease caused by bacillus anthracis, a microbe that lives in soil. Many people know about it from the 2001 bioterror attacks. In the attacks, someone purposely spread anthrax through the United States Mail. This killed five people and made 22 sick. Anthrax affects farm animals more often than people. But it can cause three forms of disease in people. They are:
antibiotics often cure anthrax if it is diagnosed early. But many people don't know they have anthrax until it is too late to treat. A vaccine to prevent anthrax is available for people in the military and others at high risk.
- cutaneous, which affects the skin. People with cuts or open sores can get it if they touch the bacteria.
- inhalation, which affects the lungs. You can get this if you breathe in spores of the bacteria.
- gastrointestinal, which affects the digestive system. You can get it by eating infected meat.
- Infectious bacterial zoonotic disease usually acquired by ingestion of bacillus anthracis; marked by hemorrhage and serous effusions in the organs and cavities and symptoms of extreme prostration.
- 867 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with mcc
- 868 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with cc
- 869 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses without cc/mcc
Convert A22.9 to ICD-9-CM
- 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 A22.9
Other forms of tularemia
Other forms of anthrax
Brucellosis due to Brucella melitensis
Brucellosis due to Brucella abortus
Brucellosis due to Brucella suis
Brucellosis due to Brucella canis
Glanders and melioidosis
Acute and fulminating melioidosis
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.