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ICD-10-CM Code A66

Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code A66 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the ten child codes of A66 that describes the diagnosis 'yaws' in more detail.

The ICD code A66 is used to code Simple Yaws

yaws (also known as frambesia tropica, thymosis, polypapilloma tropicum, parangi, bouba, frambösie, and pian) is a tropical infection of the skin, bones and joints caused by the spirochete bacterium treponema pallidum pertenue. the disease begins with a round, hard swelling of the skin, 2 to 5 centimeters in diameter. the center may break open and form an ulcer. this initial skin lesion typically heals after three to six months. after weeks to years, joints and bones may become painful, fatigue may develop, and new skin lesions may appear. the skin of the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet may become thick and break open. the bones (especially those of the nose) may become misshapen. after five years or more large areas of skin death with subsequent scarring may occur.

ICD 9 Code: 102

Nodules on the elbow resulting from a Treponema pallidum pertenue bacterial infection

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for A66 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Includes Notes:
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Frambesia (tropica)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A66 - Yaws'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A66. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

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