ICD-10-CM Code A19

Miliary tuberculosis

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

A19 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of miliary tuberculosis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:A19
Short Description:Miliary tuberculosis
Long Description:Miliary tuberculosis

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

  • A19.0 - Acute miliary tuberculosis of a single specified site
  • A19.1 - Acute miliary tuberculosis of multiple sites
  • A19.2 - Acute miliary tuberculosis, unspecified
  • A19.8 - Other miliary tuberculosis
  • A19.9 - ... 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 A19:

Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • disseminated tuberculosis
  • generalized tuberculosis
  • tuberculous polyserositis

Clinical Information

  • TUBERCULOSIS MILIARY-. an acute form of tuberculosis in which minute tubercles are formed in a number of organs of the body due to dissemination of the bacilli through the blood stream.

Code Classification

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

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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