A96.2 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of lassa fever. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Arenaviral hemorrhagic fever
- Arenavirus encephalitis
- Arenavirus meningitis
- Infection caused by Lassa virus
- Lassa fever
- Lassa virus encephalitis
- Lassa virus meningitis
- Lassa Fever-. an acute febrile human disease caused by the lassa virus.
- Lassa virus-. a species of arenavirus, part of the old world arenaviruses (arenaviruses, old world), and the etiologic agent of lassa fever. lassa virus is a common infective agent in humans in west africa. its natural host is the multimammate mouse mastomys natalensis.
- Lassa Fever-. a viral hemorrhagic fever that is caused by the lassa virus, which is transmitted by contact with infected rodents; it is characterized by fever, headache, malaise, myalgia, and hearing loss.
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:
- - Fever (inanition) (of unknown origin) (persistent) (with chills) (with rigor) - R50.9
- - Lassa - A96.2
- - Lassa fever - A96.2
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|A96.2||078.89 - Oth spec dis viruses|
|Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.|
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
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- FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
- FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
- FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
- FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
- FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
- FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
- FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
- FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)