ICD-10-CM Code A15.9

Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

A15.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of respiratory tuberculosis unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code A15.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like active tuberculosis, antibiotic resistant tuberculosis, asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus infection, chronic tuberculosis, ciprofloxacin resistant tuberculosis, ethambutol resistant tuberculosis, etc

ICD-10:A15.9
Short Description:Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified
Long Description:Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified

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 A15.9 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:

  • Active tuberculosis
  • Antibiotic resistant tuberculosis
  • Asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Chronic tuberculosis
  • Ciprofloxacin resistant tuberculosis
  • Ethambutol resistant tuberculosis
  • Extensively drug resistant tuberculosis
  • Extreme drug resistant tuberculosis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus World Health Organization 2007 stage 1 co-occurrent with tuberculosis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus World Health Organization 2007 stage 2 co-occurrent with tuberculosis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus World Health Organization 2007 stage 3 co-occurrent with tuberculosis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus World Health Organization 2007 stage 4 co-occurrent with tuberculosis
  • Hypercalcemia due to tuberculosis
  • Infection due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Infection due to mycobacterium tuberculosis hominis
  • Maternal tuberculosis during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Multidrug resistant tuberculosis
  • Mycobacteriosis associated with AIDS
  • Respiratory tuberculosis
  • Respiratory tuberculosis, bacteriologically and histologically confirmed
  • Respiratory tuberculosis, not confirmed bacteriologically or histologically
  • Rifampicin resistant tuberculosis
  • Streptomycin resistant tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis associated with AIDS
  • Tuberculosis in mother complicating childbirth
  • Tuberculous abscess
  • World Health Organization 2007 Human immunodeficiency virus infection clinical stage 1
  • World Health Organization 2007 Human immunodeficiency virus infection clinical stage 2
  • World Health Organization 2007 Human immunodeficiency virus infection clinical stage 3
  • World Health Organization 2007 Human immunodeficiency virus infection clinical stage 4

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code A15.9 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.

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

Convert A15.9 to ICD-9

  • 012.80 - Resp TB NEC-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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