ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Mar 23, 2019

See: Diphtheria

A36 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

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More specific codes for Diphtheria

  • A36.0 - Pharyngeal diphtheria
  • A36.1 - Nasopharyngeal diphtheria
  • A36.2 - Laryngeal diphtheria
  • A36.3 - Cutaneous diphtheria
  • A36.8 - Other diphtheria
    • A36.81 - Diphtheritic cardiomyopathy
    • A36.82 - Diphtheritic radiculomyelitis
    • A36.83 - Diphtheritic polyneuritis
    • A36.84 - Diphtheritic tubulo-interstitial nephropathy
    • A36.85 - Diphtheritic cystitis
    • A36.86 - Diphtheritic conjunctivitis
    • A36.89 - Other diphtheritic complications
  • A36.9 - Diphtheria, unspecified
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Back to A36
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to A36 Diphtheria

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.