ICD-10-CM Code A38
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 A38 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of A38 that describes the diagnosis 'scarlet fever' in more detail.
- A38 Scarlet fever NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code A38 is used to code Exanthem
An exanthem or exanthema (from Greek ἐξάνθημα exánthēma, "a breaking out") is a widespread rash usually occurring in children but can occur in adults. An exanthem can be caused by toxins, drugs, or microorganisms, or can result from autoimmune disease.
|MeSH Codes:||D005076, D005076, D005076, D005076, D005076|
|ICD 9 Codes:||34, 55, 56, 57, 782.1|
this disease in an adult
Coding Notes for A38 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.
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
- Streptococcal sore throat - instead, use code J02.0
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A38 - Scarlet fever'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A38. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.