ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Nov 16, 2018

See: Other and unspecified syphilis

A53 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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Other and unspecified syphilis

More specific codes for Other and unspecified syphilis

  • A53.0 - Latent syphilis, unspecified as early or late
  • A53.9 - Syphilis, unspecified
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See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to A53 Other and unspecified syphilis

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.