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ICD 10 Code A04.7

Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile

2017 Billable/Specific Code

Pseudomembranous colitis is infection of the large intestine (colon) with an overgrowth of Clostridium difficile bacteria. The overgrowth of Clostridium difficile bacteria occurs if one take antibiotics (antibiotic-associated diarrhea). Pseudomembranous colitis specifically describes the formation of a membranous exudate in the colon, which occurs in approximately half of cases of C. difficile colitis. The illness is characterized by intractable diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain, and in severe cases life-threatening complications can develop, such as toxic megacolon.
  • A04.7 is a billable ICD-10 medical codes that provide a detailed representation of a patient's conditions or diagnoses.
  • ICD-10-CM codes are used for a variety of purposes, including statistics and for billing and claims reimbursement.
  • This is the American ICD 10 CM Version Of A04.7 allows for the capture of data regarding signs, symptoms, risk factors and comorbidities to better describe the clinical issue overall.

    Inclusion Term For Icd 10 Code A04.7

    • Foodborne intoxication by Clostridium difficile
    • Pseudomembraneous colitis

Reverse Index Lookup for ICD 10 CM CODE A04.7


The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM A04.7:
  • Colitis SeeAlso: Enteritis  K52.9
    • Clostridium difficile   A04.7
    • pseudomembranous   A04.7
    • toxic NEC   K52.1
      • due to Clostridium difficile   A04.7
  • Diarrhea, diarrheal   R19.7
    • due to
      • Clostridium difficile   A04.7
  • Enteritis   K52.9
    • Clostridium
      • difficile   A04.7
    • infectious NOS   A09
      • due to
        • Clostridium difficile   A04.7
    • toxic NEC   K52.1
      • due to Clostridium difficile   A04.7
  • Enterocolitis SeeAlso: Enteritis  K52.9
    • due to Clostridium difficile   A04.7
    • necrotizing   K55.30
      • due to Clostridium difficile   A04.7
    • pseudomembranous   A04.7
  • Infection, infected, infective   B99.9
    • Clostridium NEC
      • difficile
        • foodborne   A04.7
        • necrotizing enterocolitis   A04.7
  • Megacolon   K59.39
    • toxic NEC   K59.31
      • due to Clostridium difficile   A04.7

  • Major Diagnostic Categories
    M.D.C

    • MDC Category : 06
    • MDC Type : Medical
    • Description : Diseases and Disorders of the Digestive System

  • Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups
    MS-DRG

    • DRG Range: 371-373
      • 371 -- MAJOR GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS & PERITONEAL INFECTIONS W MCC
      • 372 -- MAJOR GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS & PERITONEAL INFECTIONS W CC
      • 373 -- MAJOR GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS & PERITONEAL INFECTIONS W/O CC/MCC

  • Clinical Classifications Software
    CCS

    • CCS Category Number : 135
    • Description : Intestinal infection
    • Multi CCS Level 1 Number : 9
    • Level 1 Description : Diseases of the digestive system
    • Multi CCS Level 2 Number : 9.1
    • Level 2 Description : Intestinal infection [135.]

  • Prevention Quality Indicators (admissions for 'ambulatory care sensitive conditions')
    ACSC

    A04.7 ICD CODE is not Assigned For ACSA Admit

  • New York University Emergency Department visit severity algorithm
    NYU ED

    • Non-emergent - 0%
    • Emergent/Primary Care Treatable - 0%
    • Emergent - ED Care Needed - Preventable/Avoidable - 0%
    • Emergent - ED Care Needed - Not Preventable/Avoidable - 0%
    • Primary diagnosis of injury 0%
    • Primary diagnosis of mental health problems 0%
    • Primary diagnosis of substance abuse 0%
    • Primary diagnosis of Alcohol 0%
    • Unclassified 100%

Health Topic Realted To Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile

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