2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A41.01

Sepsis due to Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • A41.01 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 A41.01 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A41.01 - other international versions of ICD-10 A41.01 may differ.
Applicable To
  • MSSA sepsis
  • Staphylococcus aureus sepsis NOS
The following code(s) above A41.01 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 A41.01:
  • 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
  • A41
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A41

    Other sepsis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • postprocedural sepsis (T81.4-)
    • sepsis during labor (O75.3)
    • sepsis following abortion, ectopic or molar pregnancy (O03-O07, O08.0)
    • sepsis following immunization (T88.0)
    • sepsis following infusion, transfusion or therapeutic injection (T80.2-)
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • sepsis (due to) (in) actinomycotic (A42.7)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) anthrax (A22.7)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) candidal (B37.7)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) Erysipelothrix (A26.7)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) extraintestinal yersiniosis (A28.2)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) gonococcal (A54.86)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) herpesviral (B00.7)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) listerial (A32.7)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) melioidosis (A24.1)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) meningococcal (A39.2-A39.4)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) plague (A20.7)
    • sepsis (due to) (in) tularemia (A21.7)
    • toxic shock syndrome (A48.3)
    Other sepsis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Methicillin sensitive staph aureus (mssa) septicemia
  • Methicillin susceptible staphylococcus aureus sepsis without acute organ dysfunction
  • Septic shock acute organ dysfunction
  • Septic shock due to methicillin susceptible staphylococcus aureus septicemia with acute organ dysfunction
  • Severe sepsis acute organ dysfunction
  • Severe sepsis with acute organ dysfunction due to methicillin susceptible staphylococcus aureus septicemia
ICD-10-CM A41.01 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 791 Prematurity with major problems
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems
  • 870 Septicemia or severe sepsis with mv >96 hours
  • 871 Septicemia or severe sepsis without mv >96 hours with mcc
  • 872 Septicemia or severe sepsis without mv >96 hours without 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 A41.01 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 A41.01:
  • MSSA (Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus)
    • sepsis A41.01
  • Sepsis (generalized) (unspecified organism) A41.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A41.9

    Sepsis, unspecified organism

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Septicemia NOS
    • Staphylococcus, staphylococcal A41.2
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A41.2

      Sepsis due to unspecified staphylococcus

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • aureus (methicillin susceptible) (MSSA) A41.01
    • MSSA A41.01 (Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A41.01
A39.89 Other meningococcal infections
A39.9 Meningococcal infection, unspecified
A40 Streptococcal sepsis
A40.0 Sepsis due to streptococcus, group A
A40.1 Sepsis due to streptococcus, group B
A40.3 Sepsis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae
A40.8 Other streptococcal sepsis
A40.9 Streptococcal sepsis, unspecified
A41 Other sepsis
A41.0 Sepsis due to Staphylococcus aureus
A41.01 Sepsis due to Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus
A41.02 Sepsis due to Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
A41.1 Sepsis due to other specified staphylococcus
A41.2 Sepsis due to unspecified staphylococcus
A41.3 Sepsis due to Hemophilus influenzae
A41.4 Sepsis due to anaerobes
A41.5 Sepsis due to other Gram-negative organisms
A41.50 Gram-negative sepsis, unspecified
A41.51 Sepsis due to Escherichia coli [E. coli]
A41.52 Sepsis due to Pseudomonas
A41.53 Sepsis due to Serratia

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