Specific code icon 2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z16.24

Resistance to multiple antibiotics

    2015 Billable Code Unacceptable As Principal Dx

  • Z16.24 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, Z16.24 - 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 Z16.24. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.

Description Synonyms
  • Multidrug resistant tuberculosis
  • Multiple drug resistant pulmonary TB
  • Tuberculosis (TB) lung, resistant to multiple drugs
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • Z16.24 is considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis as it describes a circumstance which influences an individual's health status but not a current illness or injury, or the diagnosis may not be a specific manifestation but may be due to an underlying cause.
ICD-10-CM Z16.24 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 867 Other infectious & parasitic diseases diagnoses with mcc
  • 868 Other infectious & parasitic diseases diagnoses with cc
  • 869 Other infectious & parasitic diseases diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM Z16.24 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM Z16.24: