Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
Other spirochetal diseases
2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A68
2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- A68 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
- The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM A68 became effective on October 1, 2018.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A68 - other international versions of ICD-10 A68 may differ.
Type 2 Excludes
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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 (A68) and the excluded code together.
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The following code(s) above A68
contain annotation back-references
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- 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 A68
- An acute infection characterized by recurrent episodes of pyrexia alternating with asymptomatic intervals of apparent recovery. This condition is caused by spirochetes of the genus borrelia. It is transmitted by the bites of either the body louse (pediculus humanus corporis), for which humans are the reservoir, or by soft ticks of the genus ornithodoros, for which rodents and other animals are the principal reservoirs.
- 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A68
Bone and joint lesions of yaws
Other manifestations of yaws
Primary lesions of pinta
Intermediate lesions of pinta
Late lesions of pinta
Mixed lesions of pinta
Louse-borne relapsing fever
Tick-borne relapsing fever
Relapsing fever, unspecified
Other spirochetal infections
Necrotizing ulcerative stomatitis
Other Vincent's infections
Meningitis due to Lyme disease
Other neurologic disorders in Lyme disease
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.