ICD-10-CM Code B15
Acute hepatitis A
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 B15 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of B15 that describes the diagnosis 'acute hepatitis a' in more detail.
The ICD code B15 is used to code Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A (formerly known as infectious hepatitis) is an acute infectious disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Many cases have few or no symptoms, especially in the young. The time between infection and symptoms, in those who develop them, is between two and six weeks. When symptoms occur, they typically last eight weeks and may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, jaundice, fever, and abdominal pain. Around 10–15% of people experience a recurrence of symptoms during the six months after the initial infection. Acute liver failure may rarely occur with this being more common in the elderly.
|Specialty:||Infectious Disease, Gastroenterology|
|MeSH Codes:||D006506, D006506|
|ICD 9 Codes:||700, 701|
A case of jaundice caused by hepatitis A
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B15 - Acute hepatitis A'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code B15. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.