ICD-10-CM Code A54.42
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
A54.42 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of gonococcal arthritis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
Coding Notes for A54.42 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
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."
- Gonococcal infection of spine - instead, use code A54.41
- DRG Group #548-550 - Septic arthritis with MCC.
- DRG Group #548-550 - Septic arthritis with CC.
- DRG Group #548-550 - Septic arthritis without CC or MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Gonococcal infection of joint (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A54.42 - Gonococcal arthritis'
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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 098.50 was previously used, A54.42 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.