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ICD-10-CM Code A22
Anthrax

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 A22 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the six child codes of A22 that describes the diagnosis 'anthrax' in more detail.


The ICD code A22 is used to code Anthrax

Anthrax is a disease with rapid onset caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Most forms of the disease are lethal, and it affects most animals. It can be transmitted through contact with infected meat. Effective vaccines against anthrax are available, and some forms of the disease respond well to antibiotic treatment.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Code: D000881
ICD 9 Code: 22

Photomicrograph of a Gram stain of the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, the cause of the anthrax disease

Coding Notes for A22 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Includes Notes:
Includes
Includes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
Infection due to Bacillus anthracis

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