ICD-10 Code A82.9

Rabies, unspecified

Version 2019 Billable Code
ICD-10: A82.9
Short Description:Rabies, unspecified
Long Description:Rabies, unspecified

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 A82.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of rabies, unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert A82.9 to ICD-9

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

  • 071 - Rabies (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Acute neurological rabies
  • Confirmed rabies
  • Derriengue
  • Disorder confirmed
  • Human rabies
  • Incubating rabies
  • Neurological disorder confirmed
  • Paralytic rabies
  • Rabies
  • Rabies - hydrophobia
  • Rabies - recovery phase
  • Rabies coma
  • Rabies prodrome

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 A82.9 are found in the index:


Information for Patients


Rabies

Also called: Hydrophobia

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

  • Rabies (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rabies Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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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.