ICD-10-CM Code A02

Other salmonella infections

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

A02 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other salmonella infections. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:A02
Short Description:Other salmonella infections
Long Description:Other salmonella infections

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • A02.0 - Salmonella enteritis
  • A02.1 - Salmonella sepsis
  • A02.2 - Localized salmonella infections
  • A02.20 - Localized salmonella infection, unspecified
  • A02.21 - Salmonella meningitis
  • A02.22 - Salmonella pneumonia
  • A02.23 - Salmonella arthritis
  • A02.24 - Salmonella osteomyelitis
  • A02.25 - Salmonella pyelonephritis
  • A02.29 - Salmonella with other localized infection
  • A02.8 - Other specified salmonella infections
  • A02.9 - Salmonella infection, unspecified

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code A02:

Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • infection or foodborne intoxication due to any Salmonella species other than S. typhi and S. paratyphi

Clinical Information

  • SALMONELLA INFECTIONS-. infections with bacteria of the genus salmonella.
  • SALMONELLA INFECTIONS ANIMAL-. infections in animals with bacteria of the genus salmonella.

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Intestinal infectious diseases (A00-A09)
      • Other salmonella infections (A02)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Salmonella Infections

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.

Symptoms include

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Headache
  • 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 the elderly, 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

  • Salmonella enterocolitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Typhoid fever (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Typhoid Vaccine (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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