Valid for Submission
A26.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of erysipeloid, unspecified. The code A26.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code A26.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like erysipeloid, erysipelothrix or infection due to erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like A26.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 A26.9 are found in the index:
- - Erysipeloid - A26.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Infection due to Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae
- ERYSIPELOID-. an infection caused by erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae that is almost wholly restricted to persons who in their occupation handle infected fish shellfish poultry or meat. three forms of this condition exist: a mild localized form manifested by local swelling and redness of the skin; a diffuse form that might present with fever; and a rare systemic form associated with endocarditis.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|867||OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC||18||2.2295|
|868||OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC||18||1.0584|
|869||OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC||18||0.726|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert A26.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code A26.9 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
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Antibiotics are the usual treatment. When you take antibiotics, follow the directions carefully. Each time you take antibiotics, you increase the chances that bacteria in your body will learn to resist them causing antibiotic resistance. Later, you could get or spread an infection that those antibiotics cannot cure.
NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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