ICD-10-CM Code A02.2

Localized salmonella infections

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

A02.2 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of localized salmonella infections. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:A02.2
Short Description:Localized salmonella infections
Long Description:Localized salmonella infections

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

  • 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

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

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 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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