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ICD-10-CM Code A75.3
Typhus fever due to Rickettsia tsutsugamushi

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

A75.3 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of typhus fever due to Rickettsia tsutsugamushi. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code A753 is used to code Scrub typhus

Scrub typhus or bush typhus is a form of typhus caused by the intracellular parasite Orientia tsutsugamushi, a Gram-negative α-proteobacterium of family Rickettsiaceae first isolated and identified in 1930 in Japan.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Code: D012612
ICD 9 Code: 812

Orientia tsutsugamushi

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for A75.3 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion 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.
Scrub (mite-borne) typhus
Tsutsugamushi fever

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses without CC or MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A75.3 - Typhus fever due to Rickettsia tsutsugamushi'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A75.3. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Tsutsugamushi(disease) (fever) (A75.3)
Sumatran mite fever (A75.3)
Kedani fever (A75.3)


Scrub typhus (exact match)

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 081.2 was previously used, A75.3 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: A75 - Typhus fever

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