ICD-10-CM Code A82

Rabies

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

A82 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of rabies. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:A82
Short Description:Rabies
Long Description:Rabies

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

Clinical Information

  • RABIES-. acute viral cns infection affecting mammals including humans. it is caused by rabies virus and usually spread by contamination with virus laden saliva of bites inflicted by rabid animals. important animal vectors include the dog cat bat fox raccoon skunk and wolf.
  • RABIES VACCINES-. vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent and treat rabies. the inactivated virus vaccine is used for preexposure immunization to persons at high risk of exposure and in conjunction with rabies immunoglobulin for postexposure prophylaxis.
  • RABIES VIRUS-. the type species of lyssavirus causing rabies in humans and other animals. transmission is mostly by animal bites through saliva. the virus is neurotropic multiplying in neurons and myotubes of vertebrates.

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Viral and prion infections of the central nervous system (A80-A89)

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


Rabies

Rabies is a deadly animal disease caused by a virus. It can happen in wild animals, including raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes, or in dogs, cats or farm animals. People get it from the bite of an infected animal.

In people, symptoms of rabies include fever, headache and fatigue, then confusion, hallucinations and paralysis. Once the symptoms begin, the disease is usually fatal. A series of shots can prevent rabies in people exposed to the virus. You need to get them right away. If an animal bites you, wash the wound well; then get medical care.

To help prevent rabies

  • Vaccinate your pet. Rabies vaccines are available for dogs, cats and farm animals
  • Don't let pets roam
  • Don't approach stray animals. Animals with rabies might be aggressive and vicious, or tired and weak

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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