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ICD-10-CM Code A85
Other viral encephalitis, not elsewhere classified

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 A85 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of A85 that describes the diagnosis 'other viral encephalitis, not elsewhere classified' in more detail.

The ICD code A85 is used to code Viral encephalitis

Viral encephalitis is a type of encephalitis caused by a virus.

MeSH Codes: D018792, D018792, D018792
ICD 9 Codes: 62, 63, 64
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for A85 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Includes Notes:
Includes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
Specified viral encephalomyelitis NEC
Specified viral meningoencephalitis NEC
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Benign myalgic encephalomyelitis - instead, use code G93.3
Encephalitis due to cytomegalovirus - instead, use code B25.8
Encephalitis due to herpesvirus NEC - instead, use code B10.0-
Encephalitis due to herpesvirus [herpes simplex] - instead, use code B00.4
Encephalitis due to measles virus - instead, use code B05.0
Encephalitis due to mumps virus - instead, use code B26.2
Encephalitis due to poliomyelitis virus - instead, use code A80.-
Encephalitis due to zoster - instead, use code B02.0
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis - instead, use code A87.2

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A85 - Other viral encephalitis, not elsewhere classified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A85. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

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