ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Sep 22, 2017

See: Other bacterial diseases, not elsewhere classified

A48 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 bacterial diseases, not elsewhere classified
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More specific codes for Other bacterial diseases, not elsewhere classified

  • A48.0 - Gas gangrene
  • A48.1 - Legionnaires' disease
  • A48.2 - Nonpneumonic Legionnaires' disease [Pontiac fever]
  • A48.3 - Toxic shock syndrome
  • A48.4 - Brazilian purpuric fever
  • A48.5 - Other specified botulism
  • A48.8 - Other specified bacterial diseases
See also ICD 10 code for
Back to A48
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to A48 Other bacterial diseases, not elsewhere classified

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.