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ICD-10-CM Code A04
Other bacterial intestinal infections

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code A04 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the ten child codes of A04 that describes the diagnosis 'other bacterial intestinal infections' in more detail.


The ICD code A04 is used to code Enteritis

Enteritis (entero- + -itis) is inflammation of the small intestine. It is most commonly caused by food or drink contaminated with pathogenic microbes. Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, dehydration, and fever. Inflammation of related organs of the gastrointestinal system are:

Specialty: Gastroenterology
MeSH Codes: D004751, D004751, D004751, D004751, D004751, D004751, D004751
ICD 9 Codes: 5, 8, 9, 555, 556, 557, 558

Coding Notes for A04 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Bacterial foodborne intoxications, NEC - instead, use code A05.-
Tuberculous enteritis - instead, use code A18.32

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/A04