2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A15

Respiratory tuberculosis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • A15 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM A15 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A15 - other international versions of ICD-10 A15 may differ.
The following code(s) above A15 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 A15:
  • A00-B99
    2022 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
  • A15-A19
    2022 ICD-10-CM Range A15-A19

    Tuberculosis

    Includes
    • infections due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital tuberculosis (P37.0)
    • nonspecific reaction to test for tuberculosis without active tuberculosis (R76.1-)
    • pneumoconiosis associated with tuberculosis, any type in A15 (J65)
    • positive PPD (R76.11)
    • positive tuberculin skin test without active tuberculosis (R76.11)
    • sequelae of tuberculosis (B90.-)
    • silicotuberculosis (J65)
    Tuberculosis
Clinical Information
  • Mycobacterium infections of the lung.
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
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to A15:
  • Code Also: D61.82
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D61.82

    Myelophthisis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Leukoerythroblastic anemia
    • Myelophthisic anemia
    • Panmyelophthisis
    Code Also
    • the underlying disorder, such as:
    • malignant neoplasm of breast (C50.-)
    • tuberculosis (A15.-)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • idiopathic myelofibrosis (D47.1)
    • myelofibrosis NOS (D75.81)
    • myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia (D47.4)
    • primary myelofibrosis (D47.1)
    • secondary myelofibrosis (D75.81)
  • Type 1 Excludes: J60
    , J61
    , J62
    , J63
    , J64
    , J93
    , J94
    , J98.11
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J60

    Coalworker's pneumoconiosis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years)
    Applicable To
    • Anthracosilicosis
    • Anthracosis
    • Black lung disease
    • Coalworker's lung
    Type 1 Excludes
    • coalworker pneumoconiosis with tuberculosis, any type in A15 (J65)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J61

    Pneumoconiosis due to asbestos and other mineral fibers

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years)
    Applicable To
    • Asbestosis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pleural plaque with asbestosis (J92.0)
    • pneumoconiosis with tuberculosis, any type in A15 (J65)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J62

    Pneumoconiosis due to dust containing silica

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • silicotic fibrosis (massive) of lung
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pneumoconiosis with tuberculosis, any type in A15 (J65)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J63

    Pneumoconiosis due to other inorganic dusts

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pneumoconiosis with tuberculosis, any type in A15 (J65)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J64

    Unspecified pneumoconiosis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pneumonoconiosis with tuberculosis, any type in A15 (J65)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J93

    Pneumothorax and air leak

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital or perinatal pneumothorax (P25.1)
    • postprocedural air leak (J95.812)
    • postprocedural pneumothorax (J95.811)
    • traumatic pneumothorax (S27.0)
    • tuberculous (current disease) pneumothorax (A15.-)
    • pyopneumothorax (J86.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J94

    Other pleural conditions

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pleurisy NOS (R09.1)
    • traumatic hemopneumothorax (S27.2)
    • traumatic hemothorax (S27.1)
    • tuberculous pleural conditions (current disease) (A15.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J98.11

    Atelectasis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • newborn atelectasis
    • tuberculous atelectasis (current disease) (A15)
  • Applicable To: J65
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J65

    Pneumoconiosis associated with tuberculosis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Any condition in J60-J64 with tuberculosis, any type in A15
    • Silicotuberculosis
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A15
A08.11 Acute gastroenteropathy due to Norwalk agent
A08.19 Acute gastroenteropathy due to other small round viruses
A08.2 Adenoviral enteritis
A08.3 Other viral enteritis
A08.31 Calicivirus enteritis
A08.32 Astrovirus enteritis
A08.39 Other viral enteritis
A08.4 Viral intestinal infection, unspecified
A08.8 Other specified intestinal infections
A09 Infectious gastroenteritis and colitis, unspecified
A15 Respiratory tuberculosis
A15.0 Tuberculosis of lung
A15.4 Tuberculosis of intrathoracic lymph nodes
A15.5 Tuberculosis of larynx, trachea and bronchus
A15.6 Tuberculous pleurisy
A15.7 Primary respiratory tuberculosis
A15.8 Other respiratory tuberculosis
A15.9 Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified
A17 Tuberculosis of nervous system
A17.0 Tuberculous meningitis
A17.1 Meningeal tuberculoma

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