ICD-10 Code A15.9

Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified

Version 2019 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 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

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 mandated 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

Information for Medical Professionals

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). The diagnosis code A15.9 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 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

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 012.80 - Resp TB NEC-unspec (Approximate Flag)

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
  • Inactive 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

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:


Information for Patients


Tuberculosis

Also called: TB

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.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Acid-fast stain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Coughing up blood (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Disseminated tuberculosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Meningitis - tuberculous (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • PPD skin test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Taking medicines to treat tuberculosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tuberculosis Facts - Exposure to TB (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Tuberculosis Facts - TB Can Be Treated (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Tuberculosis Facts - Testing for TB (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Tuberculosis Facts - You Can Prevent TB (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Tuberculosis: General Information (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.