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ICD 10 Code A41.01

Sepsis due to Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus

2017 Billable/Specific Code

  • A41.01 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 A41.01 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 A41.01

    • MSSA sepsis
    • Staphylococcus aureus sepsis NOS

Reverse Index Lookup for ICD 10 CM CODE A41.01


The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM A41.01:
    • sepsis   A41.01
  • Sepsis   A41.9
    • MSSA   A41.01
    • Staphylococcus, staphylococcal   A41.2
      • aureus   A41.01

ICD 10 Official Documentation Guidelines For A41.01

  • Chapter 1
    Sepsis
    Sepsis For a diagnosis of sepsis, assign the appropriate code for the underlying systemic infection. If the type of infection or causal organism is not further specified, assign code A41.9, Sepsis, unspecified organism. A code from subcategory R65.2, Severe sepsis, should not be assigned unless severe sepsis or an associated acute organ dysfunction is documented. (i) Negative or inconclusive blood cultures and sepsis: Negative or inconclusive blood cultures do not preclude a diagnosis of sepsis in patients with clinical evidence of the condition; however, the provider should be queried. (ii) Urosepsis The term urosepsis is a nonspecific term. It is not to be considered synonymous with sepsis. It has no default code in the Alphabetic Index. Should a provider use this term, he/she must be queried for clarification. (iii)Sepsis with organ dysfunction If a patient has sepsis and associated acute organ dysfunction or multiple organ dysfunction (MOD), follow the instructions for coding severe sepsis. (iv) Acute organ dysfunction that is not clearly associated with the sepsis If a patient has sepsis and an acute organ dysfunction, but the medical record documentation indicates that the acute organ dysfunction is related to a medical condition other than the sepsis, do not assign a code from subcategory R65.2, Severe sepsis. An acute organ dysfunction must be associated with the sepsis in order to assign the severe sepsis code. If the documentation is not clear as to whether an acute organ dysfunction is related to the sepsis or another medical condition, query the provider.
  • Chapter 1
    Severe sepsis
    Severe sepsis The coding of severe sepsis requires a minimum of 2 codes: first a code for the underlying systemic infection, followed by a code from subcategory R65.2, Severe sepsis. If the causal organism is not documented, assign code A41.9, Sepsis, unspecified organism, for the infection. Additional code(s) for the associated acute organ dysfunction are also required. Due to the complex nature of severe sepsis, some cases may require querying the provider prior to assignment of the codes.
  • Chapter 1
    Sequencing of severe sepsis
    Sequencing of severe sepsis If severe sepsis is present on admission, and meets the definition of principal diagnosis, the underlying systemic infection should be assigned as principal diagnosis followed by the appropriate code from subcategory R65.2 as required by the sequencing rules in the Tabular List. A code from subcategory R65.2 can never be assigned as a principal diagnosis. When severe sepsis develops during an encounter (it was not present on admission), the underlying systemic infection and the appropriate code from subcategory R65.2 should be assigned as secondary diagnoses. Severe sepsis may be present on admission, but the diagnosis may not be confirmed until sometime after admission. If the documentation is not clear whether severe sepsis was present on admission, the provider should be queried.
  • Chapter 1
    Sepsis and severe sepsis with a localized infection
    Sepsis and severe sepsis with a localized infection If the reason for admission is both sepsis or severe sepsis and a localized infection, such as pneumonia or cellulitis, a code(s) for the underlying systemic infection should be assigned first and the code for the localized infection should be assigned as a secondary diagnosis. If the patient has severe sepsis, a code from subcategory R65.2 should also be assigned as a secondary diagnosis. If the patient is admitted with a localized infection, such as pneumonia, and sepsis/severe sepsis doesn’t develop until after admission, the localized infection should be assigned first, followed by the appropriate sepsis/severe sepsis codes.
  • Chapter 1
    Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Conditions
    Selection and sequencing of MRSA codes (a) Combination codes for MRSA infection When a patient is diagnosed with an infection that is due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and that infection has a combination code that includes the causal organism (e.g., sepsis, pneumonia) assign the appropriate combination code for the condition (e.g., code A41.02, Sepsis due to Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus or code J15.212, Pneumonia due to Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus). Do not assign code B95.62, Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere, as an additional code, because the combination code includes the type of infection and the MRSA organism. Do not assign a code from subcategory Z16.11, Resistance to penicillins, as an additional diagnosis. See Section C.1. for instructions on coding and sequencing of sepsis and severe sepsis.
  • Chapter 1
    Other codes for MRSA infection
    (b) Other codes for MRSA infection When there is documentation of a current infection (e.g., wound infection, stitch abscess, urinary tract infection) due to MRSA, and that infection does not have a combination code that includes the causal organism, assign the appropriate code to identify the condition along with code B95.62, Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere for the MRSA infection. Do not assign a code from subcategory Z16.11, Resistance to penicillins.
  • Chapter 1
    Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and MRSA colonization
    (c) Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and MRSA colonization The condition or state of being colonized or carrying MSSA or MRSA is called colonization or carriage, while an individual person is described as being colonized or being a carrier. Colonization means that MSSA or MSRA is present on or in the body without necessarily causing illness. A positive MRSA colonization test might be documented by the provider as “MRSA screen positive” or “MRSA nasal swab positive”. Assign code Z22.322, Carrier or suspected carrier of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, for patients documented as having MRSA colonization. Assign code Z22.321, Carrier or suspected carrier of Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, for patient documented as having MSSA colonization. Colonization is not necessarily indicative of a disease process or as the cause of a specific condition the patient may have unless documented as such by the provider.
  • Chapter 1
    MRSA colonization and infection
    (d) MRSA colonization and infection If a patient is documented as having both MRSA colonization and infection during a hospital admission, code Z22.322, Carrier or suspected carrier of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and a code for the MRSA infection may both be assigned.

  • Major Diagnostic Categories
    M.D.C

    • MDC Category : 15|18|25
    • MDC Type : Medical
    • Description : Newborn And Other Neonates (Perinatal Period)|Infectious and Parasitic DDs (Systemic or unspecified sites)|Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

  • Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups
    MS-DRG

    • DRG Range: |793|870-872|974-976|
      • 793 -- FULL TERM NEONATE W MAJOR PROBLEMS
      • 870 -- SEPTICEMIA OR SEVERE SEPSIS W MV 96+ HOURS
      • 871 -- SEPTICEMIA OR SEVERE SEPSIS W/O MV 96+ HOURS W MCC
      • 872 -- SEPTICEMIA OR SEVERE SEPSIS W/O MV 96+ HOURS W/O 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 : 2
    • Description : Septicemia (except in labor)
    • 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

    A41.01 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 Sepsis due to Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus

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