2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A48

Other bacterial diseases, not elsewhere classified

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  • A48 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM A48 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A48 - other international versions of ICD-10 A48 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as A48. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • actinomycetoma (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B47.1

    Actinomycetoma

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    B47.1
    )
The following code(s) above A48 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 A48:
  • A00-B99
    2022 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
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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A48
A43.0 Pulmonary nocardiosis
A43.1 Cutaneous nocardiosis
A43.8 Other forms of nocardiosis
A43.9 Nocardiosis, unspecified
A44 Bartonellosis
A44.0 Systemic bartonellosis
A44.1 Cutaneous and mucocutaneous bartonellosis
A44.8 Other forms of bartonellosis
A44.9 Bartonellosis, unspecified
A46 Erysipelas
A48 Other bacterial diseases, not elsewhere classified
A48.0 Gas gangrene
A48.1 Legionnaires' disease
A48.2 Nonpneumonic Legionnaires' disease [Pontiac fever]
A48.3 Toxic shock syndrome
A48.4 Brazilian purpuric fever
A48.5 Other specified botulism
A48.51 Infant botulism
A48.52 Wound botulism
A48.8 Other specified bacterial diseases
A49 Bacterial infection of unspecified site

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