A01.0 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of typhoid fever. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
- Typhoid Fever-. an acute systemic febrile infection caused by salmonella typhi, a serotype of salmonella enterica.
- Paratyphoid Fever-. a condition resembling typhoid fever that is caused by infection by salmonella enterica serovar parathyphi.
- Paratyphoid Fever A-. paratyphoid fever that is caused by infection with salmonella enterica, serovar paratyphi a.
- Paratyphoid Fever B-. paratyphoid fever that is caused by infection with salmonella enterica, serovar paratyphi b.
- Paratyphoid Fever C-. paratyphoid fever that is caused by infection with salmonella enterica, serovar paratyphi c.
- Typhoid Fever-. a bacterial infectious disorder contracted by consumption of food or drink contaminated with salmonella typhi. this disorder is common in developing countries and can be treated with antibiotics.
Specific Coding for Typhoid fever
Non-specific codes like A01.0 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for typhoid fever:
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- Infection due to Salmonella typhi
Salmonella is the name of a group of bacteria. In the United States, it is a common cause of foodborne illness. Salmonella occurs in raw poultry, eggs, beef, and sometimes on unwashed fruit and vegetables. You also can get infected after handling pets, especially reptiles like snakes, turtles, and lizards.
- Abdominal cramps
- Possible nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite
Symptoms usually last 4-7 days. Your health care provider diagnoses the infection with a stool test. Most people get better without treatment. Infection can be more serious in older adults, infants, and people with chronic health problems. If Salmonella gets into the bloodstream, it can be serious. The usual treatment is antibiotics.
Typhoid fever, a more serious disease caused by Salmonella, is not common in the United States. It frequently occurs in developing countries.
NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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- FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
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- FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)