ICD-10-CM Code A32.8

Other forms of listeriosis

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

A32.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other forms of listeriosis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:A32.8
Short Description:Other forms of listeriosis
Long Description:Other forms of listeriosis

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

  • A32.81 - Oculoglandular listeriosis
  • A32.82 - Listerial endocarditis
  • A32.89 - Other forms of listeriosis

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
      • Listeriosis (A32)

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
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Listeria Infections

Also called: Listeriosis

Listeriosis is a foodborne illness caused by Listeria monocytogenes, bacteria found in soil and water. It can be in a variety of raw foods as well as in processed foods and foods made from unpasteurized milk. Listeria is unlike many other germs because it can grow even in the cold temperature of the refrigerator.

Symptoms include fever and chills, headache, upset stomach and vomiting. Treatment is with antibiotics.

Anyone can get the illness. But it is most likely to affect pregnant women and unborn babies, older adults, and people with weak immune systems. To reduce your risk

  • Use precooked and ready-to-eat foods as soon as you can
  • Avoid raw milk and raw milk products
  • Heat ready-to-eat foods and leftovers until they are steaming hot
  • Wash fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Avoid rare meat and refrigerated smoked seafood

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Listeriosis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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