ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 21, 2018

See: Pneumonia due to staphylococcus aureus

  ICD-10 Code for Pneumonia due to Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus J15.211

J15.211 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J15.211 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 10 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
Section J09-J18 Influenza and pneumonia (J09-J18)
Category J15 Bacterial pneumonia, not elsewhere classified

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • MSSA pneumonia
  • Pneumonia due to Staphylococcus aureus NOS

Related Terms to “Pneumonia due to Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus”

  • Pneumonia(acute) (double) (migratory) (purulent) (septic) (unresolved) - J18.9
    • in(due to)
    • MSSA(methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus) - J15.211
    • staphylococcal(broncho) (lobar) - J15.20
      • aureus(methicillin susceptible) (MSSA) - J15.211
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J15.211 Pneumonia due to Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus

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