ICD-10-CM Code A96.8

Other arenaviral hemorrhagic fevers

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

A96.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other arenaviral hemorrhagic fevers. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code A96.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like arenaviral hemorrhagic fever, arenaviral hemorrhagic fever, arenaviral hemorrhagic fever, chapare hemorrhagic fever, infection caused by chapare virus, infection caused by guanarito virus, etc

ICD-10:A96.8
Short Description:Other arenaviral hemorrhagic fevers
Long Description:Other arenaviral hemorrhagic fevers

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 A96.8 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Arenaviral hemorrhagic fever
  • Arenaviral hemorrhagic fever
  • Arenaviral hemorrhagic fever
  • Chapare hemorrhagic fever
  • Infection caused by Chapare virus
  • Infection caused by Guanarito virus
  • Infection caused by Lujo virus
  • Infection caused by Sabia virus
  • Lujo hemorrhagic fever
  • South American hemorrhagic fever
  • Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code A96.8 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 865 - VIRAL ILLNESS WITH MCC
  • 866 - VIRAL ILLNESS WITHOUT MCC

Convert A96.8 to ICD-9

  • 078.7 - Arenaviral hem fever (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Arthropod-borne viral fevers and viral hemorrhagic fevers (A90-A99)
      • Arenaviral hemorrhagic fever (A96)

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


Hemorrhagic Fevers

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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