2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A38.0

Scarlet fever with otitis media

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • A38.0 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 A38.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A38.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 A38.0 may differ.
The following code(s) above A38.0 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 A38.0:
  • 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
  • A38
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A38

    Scarlet fever

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • scarlatina
    Type 2 Excludes
    • streptococcal sore throat (J02.0)
    Scarlet fever
Approximate Synonyms
  • Otitis media due to scarlet fever
ICD-10-CM A38.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 867 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with mcc
  • 868 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with cc
  • 869 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert A38.0 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 A38.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: H67
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H67

    Otitis media in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • underlying disease, such as:
    • plasminogen deficiency (E88.02)
    • viral disease NEC (B00-B34)
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code for any associated perforated tympanic membrane (H72.-)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A38.0:
  • Otitis (acute) H66.90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H66.90

    Otitis media, unspecified, unspecified ear

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • media (hemorrhagic) (staphylococcal) (streptococcal) H66.9-
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H66.9-

      Otitis media, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Otitis media NOS
      • Acute otitis media NOS
      • Chronic otitis media NOS
      Use Additional
      • code for any associated perforated tympanic membrane (H72.-)
  • Scarlatina (anginosa) (maligna) A38.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A38.9

    Scarlet fever, uncomplicated

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Scarlet fever, NOS
    • otitis media A38.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A38.0
A37.1 Whooping cough due to Bordetella parapertussis
A37.10 …… without pneumonia
A37.11 …… with pneumonia
A37.8 Whooping cough due to other Bordetella species
A37.80 …… without pneumonia
A37.81 …… with pneumonia
A37.9 Whooping cough, unspecified species
A37.90 …… without pneumonia
A37.91 …… with pneumonia
A38 Scarlet fever
A38.0 Scarlet fever with otitis media
A38.1 Scarlet fever with myocarditis
A38.8 Scarlet fever with other complications
A38.9 Scarlet fever, uncomplicated
A39 Meningococcal infection
A39.0 Meningococcal meningitis
A39.1 Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome
A39.2 Acute meningococcemia
A39.3 Chronic meningococcemia
A39.4 Meningococcemia, unspecified
A39.5 Meningococcal heart disease

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