Valid for Submission
A96.2 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of lassa fever. The code A96.2 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 A96.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like arenaviral hemorrhagic fever, infection caused by lassa virus or lassa fever.
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 A96.2 are found in the index:
- - Fever (inanition) (of unknown origin) (persistent) (with chills) (with rigor) - R50.9
- - Lassa - A96.2
- - Lassa fever - A96.2
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Arenaviral hemorrhagic fever
- Infection caused by Lassa virus
- Lassa fever
- LASSA FEVER-. an acute febrile human disease caused by the lassa virus.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert A96.2 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code A96.2 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: VHFs
Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) are a group of illnesses caused by four families of viruses. These include the Ebola and Marburg, Lassa fever, and yellow fever viruses. VHFs have common features: they affect many organs, they damage the blood vessels, and they affect the body's ability to regulate itself. Some VHFs cause mild disease, but some, like Ebola or Marburg, cause severe disease and death.
VHFs are found around the world. Specific diseases are usually limited to areas where the animals that carry them live. For example, Lassa fever is limited to rural areas of West Africa where rats and mice carry the virus.
The risk for travelers is low, but you should avoid visiting areas where there are disease outbreaks. Because there are no effective treatments for some of these viral infections, there is concern about their use in bioterrorism.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Yellow fever (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Yellow Fever Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
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