ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Jul 25, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Amebic lung abscess A06.5

A06.5 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

A06.5 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 1 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
Section A00-A09 Intestinal infectious diseases (A00-A09)
Category A06 Amebiasis

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Amebic abscess of lung (and liver)
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Related Terms to “Amebic lung abscess”

  • Abscess(connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) - L02.91
    • amebic - A06.4
      • lung(and liver) (without mention of brain abscess) - A06.5
    • liver(cholangitic) (hematogenic) (lymphogenic) (pylephlebitic) (pyogenic) - K75.0
      • amebic(due to Entamoeba histolytica) (dysenteric) (tropical) - A06.4
        • with
          • lung abscess - A06.5
    • lung(miliary) (putrid) - J85.2
      • amebic(with liver abscess) - A06.5
        • with
          • pneumonia - A06.5
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.