ICD-10-CM Code A69.2
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 A69.2 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of A69.2 that describes the diagnosis 'lyme disease' in more detail.
- A69.2 Lyme disease NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code A692 is used to code Erythema chronicum migrans
Erythema chronicum migrans (New Latin, literally, "chronic migrating redness") refers to the rash often (though not always) seen in the early stage of Lyme disease. It can appear anywhere from one day to one month after a tick bite. This rash does not represent an allergic reaction to the bite, but rather an actual skin infection with the Lyme bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. "Erythema migrans is the only manifestation of Lyme disease in the United States that is sufficiently distinctive to allow clinical diagnosis in the absence of laboratory confirmation.". It is a pathognomonic sign: a physician-identified rash warrants an instant diagnosis of Lyme disease and immediate treatment without further testing, even by the strict criteria of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Such target lesions (bull's-eye rashes) are characteristic of Borrelia infections, and no other pathogens are known that cause this form of rash.
|MeSH Codes:||D015787, D015787|
|ICD 9 Codes:||888.1, 529.1|
An erythema migrans rash.
Coding Notes for A69.2 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.
- Erythema chronicum migrans due to Borrelia burgdorferi
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Lyme mononeuritis multiplex (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A69.2 - Lyme disease'
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