Valid for Submission
A32.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of listeriosis, unspecified. The code A32.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code A32.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like food poisoning caused by listeria monocytogenes, infection caused by listeria, invasive listeriosis, listeria miscarriage or listeriosis.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like A32.9 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 A32.9 are found in the index:
- - Listeriosis, listerellosis - A32.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Food poisoning caused by Listeria monocytogenes
- Infection caused by Listeria
- Invasive listeriosis
- Listeria miscarriage
- LISTERIOSIS-. infections with bacteria of the genus listeria.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert A32.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code A32.9 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
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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