ICD-10-CM Code A04.8

Other specified bacterial intestinal infections

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

A04.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified bacterial intestinal infections. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code A04.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bacterial infection due to morganella morganii, bacterial infection due to morganella morganii, bacterial infection due to proteus mirabilis, bacterial infection due to proteus mirabilis, colitis caused by bacterium, colitis caused by bacterium, etc

ICD-10:A04.8
Short Description:Other specified bacterial intestinal infections
Long Description:Other specified bacterial intestinal infections

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 A04.8 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Bacterial infection due to Morganella morganii
  • Bacterial infection due to Morganella morganii
  • Bacterial infection due to Proteus mirabilis
  • Bacterial infection due to Proteus mirabilis
  • Colitis caused by bacterium
  • Colitis caused by bacterium
  • Colitis caused by bacterium
  • Colitis caused by Salmonella
  • Diarrhea due to staphylococcus
  • Gastrointestinal infection caused by Klebsiella aerogenes
  • Helicobacter pylori gastrointestinal tract infection
  • Helicobacter-associated colitis
  • Infection caused by Helicobacter pylori
  • Infection caused by Klebsiella aerogenes
  • Infection of intestine caused by Vibrio
  • Intestinal infection caused by Klebsiella aerogenes
  • Intestinal infection caused by Plesiomonas shigelloides
  • Intestinal infection due to Aeromonas hydrophila
  • Intestinal infection due to Morganella morganii
  • Intestinal infection due to Proteus mirabilis
  • Intestinal infection due to Pseudomonas
  • Intestinal infectious disease due to anaerobic bacteria
  • Intestinal infectious disease due to Gram-negative bacteria
  • Morganella infection
  • Morganella infection
  • Morganella morganii gastrointestinal tract infection
  • Proteus gastrointestinal tract infection
  • Proteus mirabilis gastrointestinal tract infection
  • Pseudomonas gastrointestinal tract infection
  • Salmonella gastroenteritis
  • Staphylococcal enterocolitis
  • Staphylococcal gastroenteritis
  • Staphylococcal gastrointestinal tract infection

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code A04.8 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 10/01/2019 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

Convert A04.8 to ICD-9

  • 008.2 - Aerobacter enteritis (Approximate Flag)
  • 008.41 - Staphylococc enteritis (Approximate Flag)
  • 008.49 - Bacterial enteritis NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

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

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


Bacterial Infections

Bacteria are living things that have only one cell. Under a microscope, they look like balls, rods, or spirals. They are so small that a line of 1,000 could fit across a pencil eraser. Most bacteria won't hurt you - less than 1 percent of the different types make people sick. Many are helpful. Some bacteria help to digest food, destroy disease-causing cells, and give the body needed vitamins. Bacteria are also used in making healthy foods like yogurt and cheese.

But infectious bacteria can make you ill. They reproduce quickly in your body. Many give off chemicals called toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. Examples of bacteria that cause infections include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and E. coli.

Antibiotics are the usual treatment. When you take antibiotics, follow the directions carefully. Each time you take antibiotics, you increase the chances that bacteria in your body will learn to resist them causing antibiotic resistance. Later, you could get or spread an infection that those antibiotics cannot cure.


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Gastroenteritis

Have you ever had the "stomach flu?" What you probably had was gastroenteritis - not a type of flu at all. Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the lining of the intestines caused by a virus, bacteria, or parasites. Viral gastroenteritis is the second most common illness in the U.S. The cause is often a norovirus infection. It spreads through contaminated food or water or by contact with an infected person. The best prevention is frequent hand washing.

Symptoms of gastroenteritis include diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, fever, and chills. Most people recover with no treatment.

The most common problem with gastroenteritis is dehydration. This happens if you do not drink enough fluids to replace what you lose through vomiting and diarrhea. Dehydration is most common in babies, young children, older adults, and people with weak immune systems.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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