Valid for Submission
A82.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of rabies, unspecified. The code A82.9 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 A82.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute neurological rabies, confirmed rabies, derriengue, disorder confirmed, human rabies , incubating rabies, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like A82.9 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 A82.9 are found in the index:
- - Rabies - A82.9
- - St. Hubert's disease - A82.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute neurological rabies
- Confirmed rabies
- Disorder confirmed
- Human rabies
- Incubating rabies
- Neurological disorder confirmed
- Paralytic rabies
- Rabies - hydrophobia
- Rabies - recovery phase
- Rabies coma
- Rabies prodrome
- 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.
Convert A82.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code A82.9 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
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)