2023 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A79.1

Rickettsialpox due to Rickettsia akari

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Billable/Specific Code
  • A79.1 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2023 edition of ICD-10-CM A79.1 became effective on October 1, 2022.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A79.1 - other international versions of ICD-10 A79.1 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Kew Garden fever
  • Vesicular rickettsiosis
The following code(s) above A79.1 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 A79.1:
  • A00-B99
    2023 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
  • Rickettsial pox
  • Rickettsialpox
ICD-10-CM A79.1 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v40.0):
  • 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 A79.1 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
  • 2023 (effective 10/1/2022): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A79.1:
  • 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 2021 2022 2023 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Fever NOS
    • Fever of unknown origin [FUO]
    • Fever with chills
    • Fever with rigors
    • Hyperpyrexia NOS
    • Persistent fever
    • Pyrexia NOS
    • Kew Garden A79.1
  • Kew Garden fever A79.1
  • Rickettsialpox A79.1 (Rickettsia akari)
  • Rickettsiosis A79.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A79.9

    Rickettsiosis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Rickettsial infection NOS
    • due to
      • Rickettsia akari A79.1 (rickettsialpox)
    • vesicular A79.1

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A79.1
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
A79.82 Anaplasmosis [A. phagocytophilum]
A79.89 Other specified rickettsioses
A79.9 Rickettsiosis, unspecified
A80 Acute poliomyelitis
A80.0 Acute paralytic poliomyelitis, vaccine-associated
A80.1 Acute paralytic poliomyelitis, wild virus, imported
A80.2 Acute paralytic poliomyelitis, wild virus, indigenous
A80.3 Acute paralytic poliomyelitis, other and unspecified

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