Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
Infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission
2018 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A59
2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- A59 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 A59 became effective on October 1, 2017.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A59 - other international versions of ICD-10 A59 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 (A59) and the excluded code together.
The following code(s) above A59
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that may be applicable to A59
- Infections in birds and mammals produced by various species of trichomonas.
- Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a parasite. It affects both women and men, but symptoms are more common in women. Symptoms in women include a green or yellow discharge from the vagina, itching in or near the vagina and discomfort with urination. Most men with trichomoniasis don't have any symptoms, but it can cause irritation inside the penis.you can cure trichomoniasis with antibiotics. In men, the infection usually goes away on its own without causing symptoms. But an infected man can continue to infect or reinfect a woman until he gets treated. So it's important that both partners get treated at the same time. Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading trichomoniasis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A59
Other chlamydial infection of lower genitourinary tract
Chlamydial infection of pelviperitoneum and other genitourinary organs
Chlamydial female pelvic inflammatory disease
Other chlamydial genitourinary infection
Chlamydial infection of genitourinary tract, unspecified
Chlamydial infection of anus and rectum
Chlamydial infection of pharynx
Sexually transmitted chlamydial infection of other sites
Trichomonal cystitis and urethritis
Other urogenital trichomoniasis
Trichomoniasis of other sites
Anogenital herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections
Herpesviral infection of genitalia and urogenital tract
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.