2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A20.2

Pneumonic plague

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • A20.2 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 A20.2 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A20.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 A20.2 may differ.
The following code(s) above A20.2 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 A20.2:
  • 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
  • A20
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A20

    Plague

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • infection due to Yersinia pestis
    Plague
Approximate Synonyms
  • Secondary pneumonic plague
ICD-10-CM A20.2 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

Convert A20.2 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A20.2:
  • Plague A20.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A20.9

    Plague, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • pneumonic A20.2 (primary) (secondary)
    • pulmonary, pulmonic A20.2
  • Pneumonia (acute) (double) (migratory) (purulent) (septic) (unresolved) J18.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J18.9

    Pneumonia, unspecified organism

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • in (due to)
      • Yersinia pestis A20.2

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A20.2
A18.89 Tuberculosis of other sites
A19 Miliary tuberculosis
A19.0 Acute miliary tuberculosis of a single specified site
A19.1 Acute miliary tuberculosis of multiple sites
A19.2 Acute miliary tuberculosis, unspecified
A19.8 Other miliary tuberculosis
A19.9 Miliary tuberculosis, unspecified
A20 Plague
A20.0 Bubonic plague
A20.1 Cellulocutaneous plague
A20.2 Pneumonic plague
A20.3 Plague meningitis
A20.7 Septicemic plague
A20.8 Other forms of plague
A20.9 Plague, unspecified
A21 Tularemia
A21.0 Ulceroglandular tularemia
A21.1 Oculoglandular tularemia
A21.2 Pulmonary tularemia
A21.3 Gastrointestinal tularemia
A21.7 Generalized tularemia

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