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ICD-10-CM Code A38.9
Scarlet fever, uncomplicated

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

A38.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of scarlet fever, uncomplicated. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Codes: D005076, D005076, D005076, D005076, D005076
ICD 9 Codes: 34, 55, 56, 57, 782.1

this disease in an adult

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for A38.9 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.
Scarlet fever, NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • 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 'A38.9 - Scarlet fever, uncomplicated'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A38.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Scarlatina(anginosa) (maligna) (ulcerosa) (A38.9)
Scarlet fever(albuminuria) (angina) (A38.9)

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Scarlet fever (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 A38.9 and a single ICD9 code, 034.1 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: A38 - Scarlet fever

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