ICD-10-CM Code A54.31
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
A54.31 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of gonococcal conjunctivitis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code A543 is used to code Neonatal conjunctivitis
Neonatal conjunctivitis, also known as ophthalmia neonatorum, is a form of conjunctivitis and a type of neonatal infection contracted by newborns during delivery. The baby's eyes are contaminated during passage through the birth canal from a mother infected with either Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis. Antibiotic ointment is typically applied to the newborn's eyes within 1 hour of birth as prevention against gonococcal ophthalmia. If left untreated it can cause blindness.
|MeSH Codes:||D009878, D009878|
|ICD 9 Codes:||984.0, 771.6|
A newborn with gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum.
Coding Notes for A54.31 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Ophthalmia neonatorum due to gonococcus
- DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye with MCC.
- DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye without MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Gonococcal conjunctivitis neonatorum (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A54.31 - Gonococcal conjunctivitis'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 098.40 was previously used, A54.31 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.