2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A68.0

Louse-borne relapsing fever

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  • A68.0 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 A68.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A68.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 A68.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Relapsing fever due to Borrelia recurrentis
The following code(s) above A68.0 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 A68.0:
  • 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
  • A65-A69
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range A65-A69

    Other spirochetal diseases

    Type 2 Excludes
    Other spirochetal diseases
  • A68
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A68

    Relapsing fevers

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    Includes
    • recurrent fever
    Type 2 Excludes
    Relapsing fevers
ICD-10-CM A68.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 867 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with mcc
  • 868 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with cc
  • 869 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert A68.0 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 A68.0:
  • Carapata A68.0 (disease)
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Carapata A68.0
  • Fever (inanition) (of unknown origin) (persistent) (with chills) (with rigor) R50.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R50.9

    Fever, unspecified

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    Applicable To
    • Fever NOS
    • Fever of unknown origin [FUO]
    • Fever with chills
    • Fever with rigors
    • Hyperpyrexia NOS
    • Persistent fever
    • Pyrexia NOS
    • relapsing (Borrelia) A68.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A68.9

      Relapsing fever, unspecified

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      • Novy's
        • louse-borne A68.0
      • louse-borne A68.0
      • Obermeyer's A68.0 (European)
  • Novy's relapsing fever A68.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A68.9

    Relapsing fever, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • louse-borne A68.0
  • Obermeyer's relapsing fever A68.0 (European)
  • Relapsing fever A68.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A68.9

    Relapsing fever, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • louse-borne A68.0 (epidemic)
    • Obermeyers's A68.0 (European)
  • Spirillum
    • obermeieri infection A68.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A68.0
A66.7 Other manifestations of yaws
A66.8 Latent yaws
A66.9 Yaws, unspecified
A67 Pinta [carate]
A67.0 Primary lesions of pinta
A67.1 Intermediate lesions of pinta
A67.2 Late lesions of pinta
A67.3 Mixed lesions of pinta
A67.9 Pinta, unspecified
A68 Relapsing fevers
A68.0 Louse-borne relapsing fever
A68.1 Tick-borne relapsing fever
A68.9 Relapsing fever, unspecified
A69 Other spirochetal infections
A69.0 Necrotizing ulcerative stomatitis
A69.1 Other Vincent's infections
A69.2 Lyme disease
A69.20 …… unspecified
A69.21 Meningitis due to Lyme disease
A69.22 Other neurologic disorders in Lyme disease
A69.23 Arthritis due to Lyme disease

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