ICD-10-CM Code A98
Other viral hemorrhagic fevers, not elsewhere classified
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 A98 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the seven child codes of A98 that describes the diagnosis 'other viral hemorrhagic fevers, not elsewhere classified' in more detail.
- A98 Other viral hemorrhagic fevers, not elsewhere classified NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code A98 is used to code Viral hemorrhagic fever
The viral hemorrhagic (or haemorrhagic) fevers (VHFs) are a diverse group of animal and human illnesses in which fever and hemorrhage are caused by a viral infection. VHFs may be caused by five distinct families of RNA viruses: the families Arenaviridae, Filoviridae, Bunyaviridae, Flaviviridae, and Rhabdoviridae. All types of VHF are characterized by fever and bleeding disorders and all can progress to high fever, shock and death in many cases. Some of the VHF agents cause relatively mild illnesses, such as the Scandinavian nephropathia epidemica (a Hantavirus), while others, such as Ebola virus, can cause severe, life-threatening disease.
Two nurses standing near Mayinga N'Seka, a nurse with Ebola virus disease in the 1976 outbreak in Zaire. N'Seka died a few days later due to severe internal hemorrhage.
Coding Notes for A98 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A98 - Other viral hemorrhagic fevers, not elsewhere classified'
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