ICD-10-CM Code A48
Other bacterial diseases, not elsewhere classified
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 A48 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the seven child codes of A48 that describes the diagnosis 'other bacterial diseases, not elsewhere classified' in more detail.
- A48 Other bacterial diseases, not elsewhere classified NON-BILLABLE
Coding Notes for A48 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
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."
- Actinomycetoma - instead, use code B47.1
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A48 - Other bacterial diseases, not elsewhere classified'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A48. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.