ICD-10-CM Code A22.8
Other forms of anthrax
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
A22.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other forms of 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.
|ICD 9 Code:||22|
Photomicrograph of a Gram stain of the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, the cause of the anthrax disease
Coding Notes for A22.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Anthrax meningitis
- DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with MCC.
- DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with CC.
- DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses without CC or MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A22.8 - Other forms of anthrax'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 022.8 was previously used, A22.8 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.