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ICD 10 Code A15.6

Tuberculous pleurisy

2017 Billable/Specific Code

This is a common, and in many cases lethal, infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis, with an inflammation of the pleura. This diagnosis is confirmed bacteriologically and histologically.
  • A15.6 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 A15.6 allows for the capture of data regarding signs, symptoms, risk factors and comorbidities to better describe the clinical issue overall.

    ICD 10 Code A15.6 Exclude 1:

    • primary respiratory tuberculosis (A15.7,)

    Inclusion Term For Icd 10 Code A15.6

    • Tuberculosis of pleura Tuberculous empyema

Reverse Index Lookup for ICD 10 CM CODE A15.6


The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM A15.6:
  • Adhesions, adhesive   K66.0
    • pleura, pleuritic   J94.8
      • tuberculous NEC   A15.6
    • pleura, pleurisy, pleuritic, pleuropericardial   J90
      • tuberculous NEC   A15.6
  • Empyema   J86.9
    • tuberculous   A15.6
  • Fistula   L98.8
    • pleura, pleural, pleurocutaneous, pleuroperitoneal   J86.0
      • tuberculous NEC   A15.6
  • Hemothorax   J94.2
    • tuberculous NEC   A15.6
  • Hydropneumothorax   J94.8
    • tuberculous NEC   A15.6
  • Hydrothorax   J94.8
    • tuberculous NEC   A15.6
  • Pleurisy   R09.1
    • with
      • effusion   J90
        • tuberculous   A15.6
    • tuberculous   A15.6
  • Pyopneumothorax   J86.9
    • tuberculous NEC   A15.6
  • Pyothorax   J86.9
    • tuberculous NEC   A15.6
  • Tuberculosis, tubercular, tuberculous   A15.9
    • bronchopleural   A15.6
    • empyema   A15.6
    • hemothorax   A15.6
    • hydropneumothorax   A15.6
    • hydrothorax   A15.6
    • pleura, pleural, pleurisy, pleuritis   A15.6
    • pyopneumothorax   A15.6
    • pyothorax   A15.6

  • Major Diagnostic Categories
    M.D.C

    • MDC Category : 04|25|
    • MDC Type : Medical
    • Description : Diseases and Disorders of the Respiratory System|Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection|

  • Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups
    MS-DRG

    • DRG Range: |177-179|974-976|
      • 177 -- RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS & INFLAMMATIONS W MCC
      • 178 -- RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS & INFLAMMATIONS W CC
      • 179 -- RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS & INFLAMMATIONS W/O CC/MCC
      • 974 -- HIV W MAJOR RELATED CONDITION W MCC
      • 975 -- HIV W MAJOR RELATED CONDITION W CC
      • 976 -- HIV W MAJOR RELATED CONDITION W/O CC/MCC

  • Clinical Classifications Software
    CCS

    • CCS Category Number : 1
    • Description : Tuberculosis
    • Multi CCS Level 1 Number : 1
    • Level 1 Description : Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Multi CCS Level 2 Number : 1.1
    • Level 2 Description : Bacterial infection

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

    A15.6 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 Tuberculous pleurisy

Also called: TBTuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body. TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or talks. If you ...

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