ICD-10-CM Code A15.0

Tuberculosis of lung

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

A15.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of tuberculosis of lung. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code A15.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abscess of lung, antibiotic resistant tuberculosis, fibrosis of pleura, inactive tuberculosis, inactive tuberculosis of lung, infiltrative lung tuberculosis, etc

ICD-10:A15.0
Short Description:Tuberculosis of lung
Long Description:Tuberculosis of lung

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 A15.0:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Tuberculous bronchiectasis
  • Tuberculous fibrosis of lung
  • Tuberculous pneumonia
  • Tuberculous pneumothorax

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 A15.0 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:

  • Abscess of lung
  • Antibiotic resistant tuberculosis
  • Fibrosis of pleura
  • Inactive tuberculosis
  • Inactive tuberculosis of lung
  • Infiltrative lung tuberculosis
  • Isoniazid resistant tuberculosis
  • Isoniazid resistant tuberculosis of lung
  • Mycobacterial pneumonia
  • Nodular tuberculosis of lung
  • Post-infective pleural fibrosis
  • Post-tuberculous pleural fibrosis
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Reactivation tuberculosis
  • Reinfection pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Relapse pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Thickening of pleura
  • Tuberculosis of lung with cavitation
  • Tuberculosis of lung with involvement of bronchus
  • Tuberculosis of lung, bacteriological and histological examination not done
  • Tuberculosis of lung, bacteriologically and histologically negative
  • Tuberculosis of lung, confirmed by culture only
  • Tuberculosis of lung, confirmed by sputum microscopy with or without culture
  • Tuberculosis of lung, confirmed histologically
  • Tuberculous abscess
  • Tuberculous abscess of lung
  • Tuberculous bronchiectasis
  • Tuberculous fibrosis of lung
  • Tuberculous pneumonia
  • Tuberculous pneumothorax

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code A15.0 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.

  • 177 - RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITH MCC
  • 178 - RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITH CC
  • 179 - RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert A15.0 to ICD-9

  • 011.90 - Pulmonary TB NOS-unspec (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Tuberculosis (A15-A19)
      • Respiratory tuberculosis (A15)

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


Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body.

TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or talks. If you have been exposed, you should go to your doctor for tests. You are more likely to get TB if you have a weak immune system.

Symptoms of TB in the lungs may include

  • A bad cough that lasts 3 weeks or longer
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Coughing up blood or mucus
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Fever
  • Night sweats

Skin tests, blood tests, x-rays, and other tests can tell if you have TB. If not treated properly, TB can be deadly. You can usually cure active TB by taking several medicines for a long period of time.


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