ICD-10-CM Code Z16.24

Resistance to multiple antibiotics

Version 2020 Billable Code Unacceptable Principal Diagnosis

Valid for Submission

Z16.24 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of resistance to multiple antibiotics. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Z16.24 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like infection caused by multi drug resistant bacteria or infection due to glycopeptide intermediate staphylococcus aureus or infection due to glycopeptide intermediate/resistant staphylococcus aureus or infection due to glycopeptide resistant staphylococcus aureus or infection due to multidrug resistant acinetobacter.

The code Z16.24 describes a circumstance which influences the patient's health status but not a current illness or injury. The code is unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

ICD-10:Z16.24
Short Description:Resistance to multiple antibiotics
Long Description:Resistance to multiple antibiotics

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 Z16.24 are found in the index:


Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Unacceptable principal diagnosis - There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

Synonyms

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

  • Infection caused by multi drug resistant bacteria
  • Infection due to glycopeptide intermediate Staphylococcus aureus
  • Infection due to glycopeptide intermediate/resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Infection due to glycopeptide resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Infection due to multidrug resistant Acinetobacter

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code Z16.24 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 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 867 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 868 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 869 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert Z16.24 to ICD-9

  • V09.91 - Infc mcrg drgrst mult (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Resistance to antimicrobial drugs (Z16)
      • Resistance to antimicrobial drugs (Z16)

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