ICD-10-CM Code A92.3

West Nile virus infection

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

A92.3 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of west nile virus infection. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:A92.3
Short Description:West Nile virus infection
Long Description:West Nile virus infection

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

  • A92.30 - ... unspecified
  • A92.31 - West Nile virus infection with encephalitis
  • A92.32 - West Nile virus infection with other neurologic manifestation
  • A92.39 - West Nile virus infection with other complications

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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code A92.3:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • West Nile fever

Clinical Information

  • WEST NILE FEVER-. a mosquito borne viral illness caused by the west nile virus a flavivirus and endemic to regions of africa asia and europe. common clinical features include headache; fever; maculopapular rash; gastrointestinal symptoms; and lymphadenopathy. meningitis; encephalitis; and myelitis may also occur. the disease may occasionally be fatal or leave survivors with residual neurologic deficits. from joynt clinical neurology 1996 ch26 p13; lancet 1998 sep 5;3529130:767 71

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Arthropod-borne viral fevers and viral hemorrhagic fevers (A90-A99)
      • Other mosquito-borne viral fevers (A92)

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


West Nile Virus

West Nile virus (WNV) is an infectious disease that first appeared in the United States in 1999. Infected mosquitoes spread the virus that causes it. People who get WNV usually have no symptoms or mild symptoms. The symptoms include a fever, headache, body aches, skin rash, and swollen lymph glands. They can last a few days to several weeks, and usually go away on their own.

If West Nile virus enters the brain, however, it can be life-threatening. It may cause inflammation of the brain, called encephalitis, or inflammation of the tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, called meningitis. A physical exam, medical history, and laboratory tests can diagnose it.

Older people and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk. There are no specific vaccines or treatments for human WNV disease. The best way to avoid WNV is to prevent mosquito bites:

  • Use insect repellent
  • Get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water from flower pots, buckets or barrels
  • Stay indoors between dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active
  • Use screens on windows to keep mosquitoes out

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