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.