ICD-10-CM Code A04.71

Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile, recurrent

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

A04.71 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of enterocolitis due to clostridium difficile, recurrent. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:A04.71
Short Description:Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile, recurrent
Long Description:Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile, recurrent

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code A04.71 are found in the index:


Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code A04.71 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 371 - MAJOR GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS AND PERITONEAL INFECTIONS WITH MCC
  • 372 - MAJOR GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS AND PERITONEAL INFECTIONS WITH CC
  • 373 - MAJOR GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS AND PERITONEAL INFECTIONS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Replacement Code

A0471 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • A04.7 - Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile

Convert A04.71 to ICD-9

  • 008.45 - Int inf clstrdium dfcile (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Intestinal infectious diseases (A00-A09)
      • Other bacterial intestinal infections (A04)

Code History

  • FY 2018 - Code Added, 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