2021 ICD-10-CM Code A19

Miliary tuberculosis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

A19 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of miliary tuberculosis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

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

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Miliary tuberculosis

Non-specific codes like A19 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for miliary tuberculosis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A19.0 for Acute miliary tuberculosis of a single specified site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A19.1 for Acute miliary tuberculosis of multiple sites
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A19.2 for Acute miliary tuberculosis, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A19.8 for Other miliary tuberculosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A19.9 for Miliary tuberculosis, 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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code A19:


Includes

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Clinical Information

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

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


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)