Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
Other bacterial diseases
2018 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A38
2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- A38 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
- The 2018 edition of ICD-10-CM A38 became effective on October 1, 2017.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A38 - other international versions of ICD-10 A38 may differ.
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (A38) and the excluded code together.
"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
The following code(s) above A38
contain 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 A38
- A streptococcal infection, mainly occuring among children, that is characterized by a red skin rash, sore throat, and fever.
- Infection with group a streptococci that is characterized by tonsillitis and pharyngitis. An erythematous rash is commonly present.
- 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
Code annotations containing back-references to A38:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A38
Whooping cough due to Bordetella parapertussis
Whooping cough due to other Bordetella species
Whooping cough, unspecified species
Scarlet fever with otitis media
Scarlet fever with myocarditis
Scarlet fever with other complications
Scarlet fever, uncomplicated
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.