ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 16, 2017

See: Viral meningitis

A87 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
Viral meningitis
Excludes1
  • meningitis due to herpesvirus [herpes simplex] (B00.3)
  • meningitis due to measles virus (B05.1)
  • meningitis due to mumps virus (B26.1)
  • meningitis due to poliomyelitis virus (A80.-)
  • meningitis due to zoster (B02.1)

More specific codes for Viral meningitis

  • A87.0 - Enteroviral meningitis
  • A87.1 - Adenoviral meningitis
  • A87.2 - Lymphocytic choriomeningitis
  • A87.8 - Other viral meningitis
  • A87.9 - Viral meningitis, unspecified
See also ICD 10 code for
Back to A87
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to A87 Viral meningitis

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.