ICD-10 Code A48.8

Other specified bacterial diseases

Version 2019 Billable Code
ICD-10: A48.8
Short Description:Other specified bacterial diseases
Long Description:Other specified bacterial diseases

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 A48.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified bacterial diseases. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
      • Other bacterial diseases, not elsewhere classified (A48)

Information for Medical Professionals

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). The diagnosis code A48.8 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 867 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 868 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 869 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert A48.8 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 040.1 - Rhinoscleroma (Approximate Flag)
  • 040.89 - Bacterial diseases NEC (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Dermatophilosis due to Dermatophilus congolensis
  • Disease due to Gram-negative bacillus
  • Disease due to Gram-negative cocci
  • Disease due to Gram-positive bacteria
  • Disease due to Gram-positive coccus
  • Endotoxemia
  • Endotoxicosis
  • Eperythrozoonosis
  • Infection due to carbapenem resistant bacteria
  • Infection due to carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae
  • Infection due to diphtheroid bacteria
  • Infection due to diphtheroid bacteria
  • Infection due to Fusobacterium
  • Infection due to Rhodococcus equi
  • Necrobacillosis
  • Recalcitrant erythematous desquamating disorder
  • Rhinoscleroma
  • Trichomycosis axillaris
  • Trichomycosis pubis
  • Tyzzer's disease
  • Yersiniosis

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 A48.8 are found in the index:


Information for Patients


Bacterial Infections

Bacteria are living things that have only one cell. Under a microscope, they look like balls, rods, or spirals. They are so small that a line of 1,000 could fit across a pencil eraser. Most bacteria won't hurt you - less than 1 percent of the different types make people sick. Many are helpful. Some bacteria help to digest food, destroy disease-causing cells, and give the body needed vitamins. Bacteria are also used in making healthy foods like yogurt and cheese.

But infectious bacteria can make you ill. They reproduce quickly in your body. Many give off chemicals called toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. Examples of bacteria that cause infections include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and E. coli.

Antibiotics are the usual treatment. When you take antibiotics, follow the directions carefully. Each time you take antibiotics, you increase the chances that bacteria in your body will learn to resist them causing antibiotic resistance. Later, you could get or spread an infection that those antibiotics cannot cure.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Actinomycosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bacterial vaginosis -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Blood culture (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gram stain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gram stain of skin lesion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infection (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.