ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 21, 2017

See: Other sepsis

A41 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.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Other sepsis
Code First
  • postprocedural sepsis (T81.4-)
  • sepsis during labor (O75.3)
  • sepsis following abortion, ectopic or molar pregnancy (O03-O07, O08.0)
  • sepsis following immunization (T88.0)
  • sepsis following infusion, transfusion or therapeutic injection (T80.2-)
Excludes1
  • bacteremia NOS (R78.81)
  • neonatal (P36.-)
  • puerperal sepsis (O85)
  • streptococcal sepsis (A40.-)
Excludes2
  • sepsis (due to) (in) actinomycotic (A42.7)
  • sepsis (due to) (in) anthrax (A22.7)
  • sepsis (due to) (in) candidal (B37.7)
  • sepsis (due to) (in) Erysipelothrix (A26.7)
  • sepsis (due to) (in) extraintestinal yersiniosis (A28.2)
  • sepsis (due to) (in) gonococcal (A54.86)
  • sepsis (due to) (in) herpesviral (B00.7)
  • sepsis (due to) (in) listerial (A32.7)
  • sepsis (due to) (in) melioidosis (A24.1)
  • sepsis (due to) (in) meningococcal (A39.2-A39.4)
  • sepsis (due to) (in) plague (A20.7)
  • sepsis (due to) (in) tularemia (A21.7)
  • toxic shock syndrome (A48.3)

More specific codes for Other sepsis

  • A41.0 - Sepsis due to Staphylococcus aureus
    • A41.01 - Sepsis due to Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus
    • A41.02 - Sepsis due to Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • A41.1 - Sepsis due to other specified staphylococcus
  • A41.2 - Sepsis due to unspecified staphylococcus
  • A41.3 - Sepsis due to Hemophilus influenzae
  • A41.4 - Sepsis due to anaerobes
  • A41.5 - Sepsis due to other Gram-negative organisms
    • A41.50 - Gram-negative sepsis, unspecified
    • A41.51 - Sepsis due to Escherichia coli [E. coli]
    • A41.52 - Sepsis due to Pseudomonas
    • A41.53 - Sepsis due to Serratia
    • A41.59 - Other Gram-negative sepsis
  • A41.8 - Other specified sepsis
    • A41.81 - Sepsis due to Enterococcus
    • A41.89 - Other specified sepsis
  • A41.9 - Sepsis, unspecified organism
See also ICD 10 code for
Back to A41
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to A41 Other sepsis

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.