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ICD 10 Code A41.50

Gram-negative sepsis, unspecified

2017 Billable/Specific Code

  • A41.50 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 A41.50 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 A41.50

    • Gram-negative sepsis NOS

Reverse Index Lookup for ICD 10 CM CODE A41.50


The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM A41.50:
  • Colibacillosis   A49.8
    • generalized   A41.50

ICD 10 Official Documentation Guidelines For A41.50

  • 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.

  • 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

    A41.50 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%

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