2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A39.50

Meningococcal carditis, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • A39.50 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM A39.50 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A39.50 - other international versions of ICD-10 A39.50 may differ.
The following code(s) above A39.50 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 A39.50:
  • A00-B99
    2019 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Meningococcal carditis
ICD-10-CM A39.50 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 314 Other circulatory system diagnoses with mcc
  • 315 Other circulatory system diagnoses with cc
  • 316 Other circulatory system diagnoses without cc/mcc
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert A39.50 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
Code annotations containing back-references to A39.50:
  • Type 1 Excludes: I52
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I52

    Other heart disorders in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
    Code First
    • underlying disease, such as:
    • congenital syphilis (A50.5)
    • mucopolysaccharidosis (E76.3)
    • schistosomiasis (B65.0-B65.9)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • heart disease (in):
    • gonococcal infection (A54.83)
    • meningococcal infection (A39.50)
    • rheumatoid arthritis (M05.31)
    • syphilis (A52.06)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A39.50:
  • Carditis (acute) (bacterial) (chronic) (subacute) I51.89
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I51.89

    Other ill-defined heart diseases

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Carditis (acute)(chronic)
    • Pancarditis (acute)(chronic)
    • meningococcal A39.50
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • heart (organic) I51.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I51.9

      Heart disease, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) B99.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B99.9

    Unspecified infectious disease

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • meningococcal A39.9
      - see also condition
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A39.9

      Meningococcal infection, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Meningococcal disease NOS

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A39.50
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
A39.50 Meningococcal carditis, unspecified
A39.51 Meningococcal endocarditis
A39.52 Meningococcal myocarditis
A39.53 Meningococcal pericarditis
A39.8 Other meningococcal infections
A39.81 Meningococcal encephalitis
A39.82 Meningococcal retrobulbar neuritis
A39.83 Meningococcal arthritis
A39.84 Postmeningococcal arthritis
A39.89 Other meningococcal infections
A39.9 Meningococcal infection, unspecified

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