Not Valid for Submission
A59 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of trichomoniasis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
Specific Coding for Trichomoniasis
Non-specific codes like A59 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for trichomoniasis:
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code A59:
Type 2 ExcludesType 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
- intestinal trichomoniasis A07.8
- TRICHOMONAS INFECTIONS-. infections in birds and mammals produced by various species of trichomonas.
- TRICHOMONAS VAGINITIS-. inflammation of the vagina marked by a purulent discharge. this disease is caused by the protozoan trichomonas vaginalis.
Information for Patients
Also called: Trich
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a parasite. It spreads from person to person during sex. Many people do not have any symptoms. If you do get symptoms, they usually happen within 5 to 28 days after being infected.
It can cause vaginitis in women. Symptoms include
- Yellow-green or gray discharge from the vagina
- Discomfort during sex
- Vaginal odor
- Painful urination
- Itching burning, and soreness of the vagina and vulva
Most men do not have symptoms. If they do, they may have
- Itching or irritation inside the penis
- Burning after urination or ejaculation
- Discharge from the penis
Trichomoniasis can increase the risk of getting or spreading other sexually transmitted diseases. Pregnant women with trichomoniasis are more likely to give birth too early, and their babies are more likely have a low birth weight.
Lab tests can tell if you have the infection. Treatment is with antibiotics. If you are infected, you and your partner must be treated.
Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading trichomoniasis. 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)
- Trichomoniasis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Trichomoniasis (Medical Encyclopedia)
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