Valid for Submission
R78.81 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of bacteremia. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code R78.81 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bacteremia, bacteremia, bacteremia, bacteremia associated with intravascular line, bacteremia caused by gram-positive bacteria, bacteremia due to methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, etc
According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
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 R78.81:
Type 1 Excludes Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- sepsis-code to specified infection
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 R78.81 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Bacteremia associated with intravascular line
- Bacteremia caused by Gram-positive bacteria
- Bacteremia due to Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
- Bacteremia due to Staphylococcus aureus
- Blood culture positive for microorganism
- HEMORRHAGIC SEPTICEMIA-. any of several bacterial diseases usually caused by pasteurella multocida marked by the presence of hemorrhagic areas in the subcutaneous tissues serous membranes muscles lymph glands and throughout the internal organs. the diseases primarily affect animals and rarely humans.
- BACTEREMIA-. the presence of viable bacteria circulating in the blood. fever chills tachycardia and tachypnea are common acute manifestations of bacteremia. the majority of cases are seen in already hospitalized patients most of whom have underlying diseases or procedures which render their bloodstreams susceptible to invasion.
Convert R78.81 to ICD-9
- 771.83 - Bacteremia of newborn (Approximate Flag)
- 790.7 - Bacteremia (Approximate Flag)
Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
Abnormal findings on examination of blood, without diagnosis (R70-R79)
Find of drugs and oth substnc, not normally found in blood (R78)
- 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