ICD 10 Codes >> Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99) A00-B99 >>Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49) A30-A49 >> Diphtheria A36.-

ICD 10 Code A36.8

Other diphtheria

2017 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code

Any complication caused by or subsequent to diphtheria that is caused by the gram-positive bacteria Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Complications may include blocked airways, myocarditis, polyneuropathy, paralysis, respiratory failure, or pneumonia. Confirmation is by identification of Corynebacterium diphtheriae from a throat swab or infected tissue, and by clinical signs.
  • A36.8 is not a billable or specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code.Codes under this level describe diganosis in detail.
  • 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 A36.8 allows for the capture of data regarding signs, symptoms, risk factors and comorbidities to better describe the clinical issue overall.

  • Major Diagnostic Categories

    MDC Category Not Assigned For This ICD Code A36.8

  • Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups

    MS-DRG Category Not Assigned For This ICD Code A36.8

  • Clinical Classifications Software

    CCS Category Not Assigned For This ICD Code A36.8

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

    A36.8 ICD CODE is not Assigned For ACSA Admit

  • New York University Emergency Department visit severity algorithm
    NYU ED

    A36.8 ICD CODE is not Assigned in Category By NYU ED Algorithm

Health Topic Realted To Other diphtheria

Diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection. You can catch it from a person who has the infection and coughs or sneezes. You can also get infected by coming in contact with an object, such as a toy, that has bacteria on it.Diphtheria usually affects the nose and throat. Symptoms ...

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