Billable Medical Code for Methicillin Susceptible Staphylococcus Aureus in Conditions Classified Elsewhere and of Unspecified Site
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 041.11
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 041.11.
The Short Description Is: Mth sus Stph aur els/NOS.
MSSA may be referred to as bacteremia due to Staphylococcus aureus, chronic granulomatous infection due mostly to Staphylococcus aureus, impetigo due to Staphylococcus aureus, infection by methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus, infection by methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, infection due to glycopeptide resistant Staphylococcus aureus, infection due to Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin sensitive Staph aureus (MSSA) infection, MSSA infection, osteomyelitis due to Staphylococcus aureus, right-sided Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis, s aureus bacteremia, sepsis of newborn due to Staphylococcus aureus, staph aureus bacteremia, staph aureus infection, staph aureus osteomyelitis, staphylococcus aureus infection, toxic shock syndrome, toxic shock syndrome due to methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, toxic shock syndrome due to MSSA. This can be applied to MSSA and staphylococcus aureus NOS.
MSSA Definition and Symptoms
MSSA is a type of bacteria also referred to as Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcu aureus. This bacteria is normally present in the respiratory tract or nasal passages and a contributor to skin and respiratory infections. Staph infections are most commonly caused by MSSA bacteria. Individuals that have preexisting medical conditions or those that live in close quarters are placed at an increasing risk of contracting MSSA.
Billable Medical Code for Intestinal Infection Due to Other Organism, Not Elsewhere Classified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 008.8
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 008.8.
The Short Description Is: Viral enteritis NOS.
Viral gastroenteritis may be referred to as enteritis due to specified virus, fibricoliasis, gastric hemorrhage due to viral gastritis, gastroenteric plague, infantile gastroenteritis, infantile viral gastroenteritis, neonatal dacryocystitis or conjunctivitis due to virus, viral and ill-defined gastrointestinal infections, viral colitis, viral enteritis, viral gastritis, viral gastritis w hemorrhage, viral gastritis with hemorrhage, viral gastroenteritis, viral infection of the digestive tract. This can be applied to viral enteritis NOS and viral gastroenteritis. This excludes influenza with involvement of gastrointestinal tract.
Viral Gastroenteritis Definition and Symptoms
Viral gastroenteritis is the result of a virus that inflames the stomach and intestines. This illness is highly contagious, spreading through contaminated food and water. Close facilities can also pose serious risk with infecting others. The largest contributing viruses are known to be rotavirus and norovirus. Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramping.
Billable Medical Code for Intestinal Infection Due to Clostridium Difficile
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 008.45
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 008.45.
The Short Description Is: Int inf clstrdium dfcile
C diff colitis may be referred to as c difficile colitis, c difficile diarrhea, clostridium difficile colitis, clostridium difficile colitis infection, clostridium difficile diarrhea, pseudomembranous colitis, pseudomembranous enterocolitis. This can be applied to pseudomembranous colitis.
C Diff Colitis Definition and Symptoms
C diff colitis is a bacteria known as clostridium difficile. It is considered one of the primary causes of infectious diarrhea in the United States. This bacteria can become contagious and passed from person to person. With mild to life threatening symptoms, C diff is diagnosed through stool specimens of intestinal testing.