2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A15.4

Tuberculosis of intrathoracic lymph nodes

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  • A15.4 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 A15.4 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A15.4 - other international versions of ICD-10 A15.4 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Tuberculosis of hilar lymph nodes
  • Tuberculosis of mediastinal lymph nodes
  • Tuberculosis of tracheobronchial lymph nodes
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as A15.4. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • tuberculosis specified as primary (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A15.7

    Primary respiratory tuberculosis

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    A15.7
    )
The following code(s) above A15.4 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 A15.4:
  • 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
  • A15-A19
    2020 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Tuberculosis (tb) with pleurisy
ICD-10-CM A15.4 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 177 Respiratory infections and inflammations with mcc
  • 178 Respiratory infections and inflammations with cc
  • 179 Respiratory infections and inflammations without cc/mcc
  • 974 Hiv with major related condition with mcc
  • 975 Hiv with major related condition with cc
  • 976 Hiv with major related condition without cc/mcc

Convert A15.4 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 A15.4:
  • Type 2 Excludes: A18.2
    , A18.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A18.2

    Tuberculous peripheral lymphadenopathy

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Tuberculous adenitis
    Type 2 Excludes
    • tuberculosis of bronchial and mediastinal lymph nodes (A15.4)
    • tuberculosis of mesenteric and retroperitoneal lymph nodes (A18.39)
    • tuberculous tracheobronchial adenopathy (A15.4)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A18.2

    Tuberculous peripheral lymphadenopathy

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Tuberculous adenitis
    Type 2 Excludes
    • tuberculosis of bronchial and mediastinal lymph nodes (A15.4)
    • tuberculosis of mesenteric and retroperitoneal lymph nodes (A18.39)
    • tuberculous tracheobronchial adenopathy (A15.4)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A15.4:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A15.4
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
A17.8 Other tuberculosis of nervous system
A17.81 Tuberculoma of brain and spinal cord

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