ICD-10-CM Code A06

Amebiasis

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

A06 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of amebiasis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:A06
Short Description:Amebiasis
Long Description:Amebiasis

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

  • A06.0 - Acute amebic dysentery
  • A06.1 - Chronic intestinal amebiasis
  • A06.2 - Amebic nondysenteric colitis
  • A06.3 - Ameboma of intestine
  • A06.4 - Amebic liver abscess
  • A06.5 - Amebic lung abscess
  • A06.6 - Amebic brain abscess
  • A06.7 - Cutaneous amebiasis
  • A06.8 - Amebic infection of other sites
  • A06.81 - Amebic cystitis
  • A06.82 - Other amebic genitourinary infections
  • A06.89 - Other amebic infections
  • A06.9 - ... 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 A06:

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 due to Entamoeba histolytica

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • other protozoal intestinal diseases A07

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Clinical Information

  • AMEBIASIS-. infection with any of various amebae. it is an asymptomatic carrier state in most individuals but diseases ranging from chronic mild diarrhea to fulminant dysentery may occur.
  • DYSENTERY AMEBIC-. dysentery caused by intestinal amebic infection chiefly with entamoeba histolytica. this condition may be associated with amebic infection of the liver and other distant sites.
  • LIVER ABSCESS AMEBIC-. single or multiple areas of pus due to infection by any ameboid protozoa amebiasis. a common form is caused by the ingestion of entamoeba histolytica.

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Intestinal infectious diseases (A00-A09)
      • Amebiasis (A06)

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


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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Parasitic Diseases

Parasites are living things that use other living things - like your body - for food and a place to live. You can get them from contaminated food or water, a bug bite, or sexual contact. Some parasitic diseases are easily treated and some are not.

Parasites range in size from tiny, one-celled organisms called protozoa to worms that can be seen with the naked eye. Some parasitic diseases occur in the United States. Contaminated water supplies can lead to Giardia infections. Cats can transmit toxoplasmosis, which is dangerous for pregnant women. Others, like malaria, are common in other parts of the world.

If you are traveling, it's important to drink only water you know is safe. Prevention is especially important. There are no vaccines for parasitic diseases. Some medicines are available to treat parasitic infections.


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