Valid for Submission
B15.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of hepatitis a without hepatic coma. The code B15.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code B15.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute fulminating type a viral hepatitis, acute fulminating viral hepatitis, acute type a viral hepatitis, anicteric type a viral hepatitis, anicteric viral hepatitis , finding of hepatitis a status, etc.
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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code B15.9:
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Hepatitis A (acute)(viral) NOS
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 B15.9 are found in the index:
- - Catarrh, catarrhal (acute) (febrile) (infectious) (inflammation) - See Also: condition; - J00
- - liver - B15.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute fulminating type A viral hepatitis
- Acute fulminating viral hepatitis
- Acute type A viral hepatitis
- Anicteric type A viral hepatitis
- Anicteric viral hepatitis
- Finding of Hepatitis A status
- Hepatitis A - current infection
- Relapsing type A viral hepatitis
- Relapsing viral hepatitis
- Viral hepatitis A without hepatic coma
- Viral hepatitis A without hepatic coma, without hepatitis delta
- Viral hepatitis, type A
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|441||DISORDERS OF LIVER EXCEPT MALIGNANCY, CIRRHOSIS OR ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS WITH MCC||07||1.8837|
|442||DISORDERS OF LIVER EXCEPT MALIGNANCY, CIRRHOSIS OR ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS WITH CC||07||0.9316|
|443||DISORDERS OF LIVER EXCEPT MALIGNANCY, CIRRHOSIS OR ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS WITHOUT CC/MCC||07||0.6628|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
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Information for Patients
What is Hepatitis?
Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Inflammation is swelling that happens when tissues of the body are injured or infected. It can damage your liver. This swelling and damage can affect how well your liver functions.
What is hepatitis A?
Hepatitis A is a type of viral hepatitis. It causes an acute, or short-term, infection. This means that people usually get better without treatment after a few weeks.
Thanks to a vaccine, hepatitis A is not very common in the United States.
What causes hepatitis A?
Hepatitis A is caused by the hepatitis A virus. The virus spreads through contact with an infected person's stool. This can happen if you
- Eat food made by someone who has the virus and did not properly wash their hands after using the bathroom
- Drink contaminated water or eat foods that were rinsed with contaminated water
- Have close personal contact with someone who has hepatitis A. This could be through certain types of sex (like oral-anal sex), taking care of someone who is ill, or using illegal drugs with others.
Who is at risk for hepatitis A?
Although anyone can get hepatitis A, you are at higher risk if you
- Travel to developing countries
- Have sex with someone who has hepatitis A
- Are a man who has sex with men
- Use illegal drugs
- Are experiencing homelessness
- Live with or care for someone who has hepatitis A
- Live with or care for a child recently adopted from a country where hepatitis A is common
What are the symptoms of hepatitis A?
Not everyone with hepatitis A has symptoms. Adults are more likely to have symptoms than children. If you do have symptoms, they usually start 2 to 7 weeks after infection. They can include
- Dark yellow urine
- Gray- or clay-colored stools
- Joint pain
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Yellowish eyes and skin, called jaundice
The symptoms usually last less than 2 months, although some people can be ill for as long as 6 months.
You are at a higher risk of getting a more severe infection from hepatitis A if you also have HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C.
What other problems can hepatitis A cause?
In rare cases, hepatitis A may lead to liver failure. This is more common in adults over age 50 and in people who have another liver.
How is hepatitis A diagnosed?
To diagnose hepatitis A, your health care provider may use many tools:
- A medical history, which includes asking about your symptoms
- A physical exam
- Blood tests, including tests for viral hepatitis
What are the treatments for hepatitis A?
There is no specific treatment for hepatitis A. The best way to recover is to rest, drink plenty of liquids, and eat healthy foods. Your provider may also suggest medicines to help relieve symptoms. In more severe cases, you may need care in a hospital.
Can hepatitis A be prevented?
The best way to prevent hepatitis A is to get the hepatitis A vaccine. It is also important to have good hygiene, especially washing your hands thoroughly after you go to the bathroom.
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