ICD-10-CM Code A37.00

Whooping cough due to Bordetella pertussis without pneumonia

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

A37.00 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of whooping cough due to bordetella pertussis without pneumonia. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code A37.00 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute bacterial bronchitis or conjunctivitis due to bordetella pertussis or healthcare associated pertussis or pertussis.

ICD-10:A37.00
Short Description:Whooping cough due to Bordetella pertussis without pneumonia
Long Description:Whooping cough due to Bordetella pertussis without pneumonia

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 A37.00 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acute bacterial bronchitis
  • Conjunctivitis due to Bordetella pertussis
  • Healthcare associated pertussis
  • Pertussis

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code A37.00 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 202 - BRONCHITIS AND ASTHMA WITH CC/MCC
  • 203 - BRONCHITIS AND ASTHMA WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert A37.00 to ICD-9

  • 033.0 - Bordetella pertussis (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
      • Whooping cough (A37)

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

Information for Patients


Whooping Cough

Whooping cough is an infectious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable coughing. The name comes from the noise you make when you take a breath after you cough. You may have choking spells or may cough so hard that you vomit.

Anyone can get whooping cough, but it is more common in infants and children. It's especially dangerous for infants. The coughing spells can be so bad that it is hard for infants to eat, drink, or breathe.

To make a diagnosis, your doctor may do a physical exam, blood tests, chest x-rays, or nose or throat cultures.

Before there was a vaccine, whooping cough was one of the most common childhood diseases and a major cause of childhood deaths in the U.S. Now most cases are prevented by vaccines. If you have whooping cough, treatment with antibiotics may help if given early.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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