Valid for Submission
A43.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pulmonary nocardiosis. The code A43.0 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 A43.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like nocardial pneumonia or pulmonary nocardiosis.
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 A43.0 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Nocardial pneumonia
- Pulmonary nocardiosis
- NOCARDIA INFECTIONS-. infections with bacteria of the genus nocardia.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|177||RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITH MCC||04||1.8453|
|178||RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITH CC||04||1.2059|
|179||RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITHOUT CC/MCC||04||0.8711|
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 A43.0 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code A43.0 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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