ICD-10-CM Code A68
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 A68 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of A68 that describes the diagnosis 'relapsing fevers' in more detail.
Coding Notes for A68 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Includes Notes:
IncludesIncludes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
- Recurrent fever
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."
- Lyme disease - instead, use code A69.2-
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A68 - Relapsing fevers'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A68. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.