2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A06.6

Amebic brain abscess

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  • A06.6 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM A06.6 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A06.6 - other international versions of ICD-10 A06.6 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Amebic abscess of brain (and liver) (and lung)
The following code(s) above A06.6 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 A06.6:
  • A00-B99
    2020 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
  • A06
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A06

    Amebiasis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • infection due to Entamoeba histolytica
    Type 1 Excludes
    • other protozoal intestinal diseases (A07.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    Amebiasis
ICD-10-CM A06.6 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 023 Craniotomy with major device implant or acute complex cns pdx with mcc or chemotherapy implant or epilepsy with neurostimulator
  • 024 Craniotomy with major device implant or acute complex cns pdx without mcc
  • 097 Non-bacterial infection of nervous system except viral meningitis with mcc
  • 098 Non-bacterial infection of nervous system except viral meningitis with cc
  • 099 Non-bacterial infection of nervous system except viral meningitis without cc/mcc

Convert A06.6 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
Code annotations containing back-references to A06.6:
  • Type 1 Excludes: G07
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G07

    Intracranial and intraspinal abscess and granuloma in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
    Code First
    • underlying disease, such as:
    • schistosomiasis granuloma of brain (B65.-)
    Type 1 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A06.6:
  • Abscess (connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) L02.91
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02.91

    Cutaneous abscess, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • amebic A06.4
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A06.4

      Amebic liver abscess

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Hepatic amebiasis
      • brain A06.6 (and liver or lung abscess)
    • brain (any part) (cystic) (otogenic) G06.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G06.0

      Intracranial abscess and granuloma

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Brain [any part] abscess (embolic)
      • Cerebellar abscess (embolic)
      • Cerebral abscess (embolic)
      • Intracranial epidural abscess or granuloma
      • Intracranial extradural abscess or granuloma
      • Intracranial subdural abscess or granuloma
      • Otogenic abscess (embolic)
      Type 1 Excludes
      • tuberculous intracranial abscess and granuloma (A17.81)
      • amebic A06.6 (with abscess of any other site)
    • liver (cholangitic) (hematogenic) (lymphogenic) (pylephlebitic) (pyogenic) K75.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K75.0

      Abscess of liver

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      Applicable To
      • Cholangitic hepatic abscess
      • Hematogenic hepatic abscess
      • Hepatic abscess NOS
      • Lymphogenic hepatic abscess
      • Pylephlebitic hepatic abscess
      Type 1 Excludes
      • amebic liver abscess (A06.4)
      • cholangitis without liver abscess (K83.09)
      • pylephlebitis without liver abscess (K75.1)
      Type 2 Excludes
      • acute or subacute hepatitis NOS (B17.9)
      • acute or subacute non-viral hepatitis (K72.0)
      • chronic hepatitis NEC (K73.8)
      • amebic (due to Entamoeba histolytica) (dysenteric) (tropical) A06.4
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A06.4

        Amebic liver abscess

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Hepatic amebiasis
        • with
          • brain abscess A06.6 (and liver or lung abscess)
    • lung (miliary) (putrid) J85.2
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J85.2

      Abscess of lung without pneumonia

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      Applicable To
      • Abscess of lung NOS
      • amebic (with liver abscess) A06.5
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A06.5

        Amebic lung abscess

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Amebic abscess of lung (and liver)
        • with
          • brain abscess A06.6

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A06.6
A05.5 Foodborne Vibrio vulnificus intoxication
A05.8 Other specified bacterial foodborne intoxications
A05.9 Bacterial foodborne intoxication, unspecified
A06 Amebiasis
A06.0 Acute amebic dysentery
A06.1 Chronic intestinal amebiasis
A06.2 Amebic nondysenteric colitis
A06.3 Ameboma of intestine
A06.4 Amebic liver abscess
A06.5 Amebic lung abscess
A06.6 Amebic brain abscess
A06.7 Cutaneous amebiasis
A06.8 Amebic infection of other sites
A06.81 Amebic cystitis
A06.82 Other amebic genitourinary infections
A06.89 Other amebic infections
A06.9 Amebiasis, unspecified
A07 Other protozoal intestinal diseases
A07.0 Balantidiasis
A07.1 Giardiasis [lambliasis]
A07.2 Cryptosporidiosis

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