A30 - Leprosy [Hansen's disease]

Version 2023
ICD-10:A30
Short Description:Leprosy [Hansen's disease]
Long Description:Leprosy [Hansen's disease]
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
      • Leprosy [Hansen's disease] (A30)

A30 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of leprosy [hansen's disease]. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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.

Clinical Information

Specific Coding for Leprosy [Hansen's disease]

Non-specific codes like A30 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 leprosy [hansen's disease]:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A30.0 for Indeterminate leprosy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A30.1 for Tuberculoid leprosy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A30.2 for Borderline tuberculoid leprosy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A30.3 for Borderline leprosy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A30.4 for Borderline lepromatous leprosy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A30.5 for Lepromatous leprosy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A30.8 for Other forms of leprosy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A30.9 for Leprosy, unspecified

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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Includes

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Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
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Patient Education


Mycobacterial Infections

Mycobacteria are a type of germ. There are many different kinds. The most common one causes tuberculosis. Another one causes leprosy. Still others cause infections that are called atypical mycobacterial infections. They aren't "typical" because they don't cause tuberculosis. But they can still harm people, especially people with other problems that affect their immunity, such as AIDS.

Sometimes you can have these infections with no symptoms at all. At other times, they can cause lung symptoms similar to tuberculosis:

Medicines can treat these infections, but often more than one is needed to cure the infection.


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Code History