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ICD-10-CM Code A48.2
Nonpneumonic Legionnaires' disease [Pontiac fever]

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

A48.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of nonpneumonic Legionnaires' disease [Pontiac fever]. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code A482 is used to code Legionnaires' disease

legionnaires' disease, also known as legionellosis or legion fever, is a form of atypical pneumonia caused by any type of legionella bacteria. over 90% of cases of legionnaires' disease are caused by legionella pneumophila.

Specialty: Infectious Disease, Pulmonology
MeSH Code: D007876
ICD 9 Code: 482.84

Transmission electron microscopy image of L. pneumophila, responsible for over 90% of Legionnaires' disease cases

Source: Wikipedia

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.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Extrapulmonary legionella infection (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A48.2 - Nonpneumonic Legionnaires' disease [Pontiac fever]'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A48.2. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Other specified bacterial diseases (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 A48.2 and a single ICD9 code, 040.89 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: A48 - Other bacterial diseases, not elsewhere classified

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