2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A77.9

Spotted fever, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • A77.9 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 A77.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A77.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 A77.9 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Tick-borne typhus NOS
The following code(s) above A77.9 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 A77.9:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Rickettsiosis spotted fever
  • Spotted fevers
  • Tick-borne typhus
  • Typhus, tickborne
ICD-10-CM A77.9 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 A77.9 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 A77.9:
  • Fever (inanition) (of unknown origin) (persistent) (with chills) (with rigor) R50.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R50.9

    Fever, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Fever NOS
    • Fever of unknown origin [FUO]
    • Fever with chills
    • Fever with rigors
    • Hyperpyrexia NOS
    • Persistent fever
    • Pyrexia NOS
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) B99.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B99.9

    Unspecified infectious disease

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • typhus A75.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A75.9

      Typhus fever, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Typhus (fever) NOS
  • Rickettsiosis A79.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A79.9

    Rickettsiosis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Rickettsial infection NOS
    • tick-borne A77.9
  • Typhus (fever) A75.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A75.9

    Typhus fever, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Typhus (fever) NOS
    • tick-borne A77.9

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A77.9
A77 Spotted fever [tick-borne rickettsioses]
A77.0 Spotted fever due to Rickettsia rickettsii
A77.1 Spotted fever due to Rickettsia conorii
A77.2 Spotted fever due to Rickettsia siberica
A77.3 Spotted fever due to Rickettsia australis
A77.4 Ehrlichiosis
A77.40 …… unspecified
A77.41 …… chafeensis [E. chafeensis]
A77.49 Other ehrlichiosis
A77.8 Other spotted fevers
A77.9 Spotted fever, unspecified
A78 Q fever
A79 Other rickettsioses
A79.0 Trench fever
A79.1 Rickettsialpox due to Rickettsia akari
A79.8 Other specified rickettsioses
A79.81 Rickettsiosis due to Ehrlichia sennetsu
A79.89 Other specified rickettsioses
A79.9 Rickettsiosis, unspecified
A80 Acute poliomyelitis
A80.0 Acute paralytic poliomyelitis, vaccine-associated

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