ICD-10-CM Code A06.8

Amebic infection of other sites

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

A06.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of amebic infection of other sites. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:A06.8
Short Description:Amebic infection of other sites
Long Description:Amebic infection of other sites

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

  • A06.81 - Amebic cystitis
  • A06.82 - Other amebic genitourinary infections
  • A06.89 - Other amebic infections

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


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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