ICD-10-CM Code A32
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code A32 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of A32 that describes the diagnosis 'listeriosis' in more detail.
- A32 Listeriosis NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code A32 is used to code Listeriosis
Listeriosis is a bacterial infection most commonly caused by Listeria monocytogenes, although L. ivanovii and L. grayi have been reported in certain cases. Listeria primarily causes infections of the central nervous system (meningitis, meningoencephalitis, brain abscess, cerebritis) and bacteremia in those who are immunocompromised, pregnant women, and those at the extremes of age (newborns and the elderly), as well as gastroenteritis in healthy persons who have been severely infected. Listeria is ubiquitous and is primarily transmitted via the oral route after ingestion of contaminated food products, after which the organism penetrates the intestinal tract to cause systemic infections. The diagnosis of listeriosis requires the isolation of the organism from the blood and/or the cerebrospinal fluid. Treatment includes prolonged administration of antibiotics, primarily ampicillin and gentamicin, to which the organism is usually susceptible.
|ICD 9 Code:||270|
Coding Notes for A32 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Includes Notes:
IncludesIncludes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
- Listerial foodborne infection
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Neonatal (disseminated) listeriosis - instead, use code P37.2
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A32 - Listeriosis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A32. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.