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ICD-10-CM Code A22.1
Pulmonary anthrax

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

A22.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of pulmonary anthrax. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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 A22.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Inhalation anthrax
Ragpicker's disease
Woolsorter's disease

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #177-179 - Respiratory infections and inflammations with MCC.
  • DRG Group #177-179 - Respiratory infections and inflammations with CC.
  • DRG Group #177-179 - Respiratory infections and inflammations without CC or MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A22.1 - Pulmonary anthrax'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A22.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Woolsorter's disease (A22.1)
Ragpicker's disease (A22.1)
Ragsorter's disease (A22.1)

Equivalent ICD-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Pulmonary anthrax (approximate match)
Pulmonary anthrax (approximate match)
Pneumonia in anthrax (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code A22.1 and a single ICD9 code, 484.5 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: A22 - Anthrax

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/A221