Valid for Submission
A54.03 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of gonococcal cervicitis, unspecified. The code A54.03 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 A54.03 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute cervicitis, acute gonococcal cervicitis, acute gonorrhea of lower genitourinary tract, acute pelvic inflammatory disease, chronic cervicitis , chronic gonococcal cervicitis, etc.
The code A54.03 is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like A54.03 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 A54.03 are found in the index:
- - Cervicitis (acute) (chronic) (nonvenereal) (senile (atrophic)) (subacute) (with ulceration) - N72
- - gonococcal - A54.03
The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute cervicitis
- Acute gonococcal cervicitis
- Acute gonorrhea of lower genitourinary tract
- Acute pelvic inflammatory disease
- Chronic cervicitis
- Chronic gonococcal cervicitis
- Chronic gonorrhea lower genitourinary tract
- Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease
- Gonococcal cervicitis
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert A54.03 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code A54.03 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
The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, the place where a baby grows during pregnancy. The cervix has a small opening that expands during childbirth. It also allows menstrual blood to leave a woman's body.
Your health care provider may perform a Pap test during your health checkup to look for changes to the cells of the cervix, including cervical cancer. Other problems with the cervix include:
- Cervicitis - inflammation of the cervix. This is usually from an infection.
- Cervical incompetence - This can happen during pregnancy. The opening of the cervix widens long before the baby is due.
- Cervical polyps and cysts - abnormal growths on the cervix
- Cervical dysplasia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cervical polyps (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cervicitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cervix treatment - cryosurgery (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cold knife cone biopsy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Endocervical gram stain (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Insufficient cervix (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Nabothian cyst (Medical Encyclopedia)
Also called: The clap
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease. It is most common in young adults. The bacteria that cause gonorrhea can infect the genital tract, mouth, or anus. You can get gonorrhea during vaginal, oral, or anal sex with an infected partner. A pregnant woman can pass it to her baby during childbirth.
Gonorrhea does not always cause symptoms. In men, gonorrhea can cause pain when urinating and discharge from the penis. If untreated, it can cause problems with the prostate and testicles.
In women, the early symptoms of gonorrhea often are mild. Later, it can cause bleeding between periods, pain when urinating, and increased discharge from the vagina. If untreated, it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, which causes problems with pregnancy and infertility.
Your health care provider will diagnose gonorrhea with lab tests. Treatment is with antibiotics. Treating gonorrhea is becoming more difficult because drug-resistant strains are increasing. Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading gonorrhea. The most reliable way to avoid infection is to not have anal, vaginal, or oral sex.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Condom Fact Sheet in Brief (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Endocervical gram stain (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Gonococcal arthritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Gonorrhea (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Rectal culture (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Urethral discharge culture (Medical Encyclopedia)