MRSA ICD 9 Code

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6295

Billable Medical Code for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus In Conditions Classified Elsewhere And Of Unspecified Site

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 041.12

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 041.12.

The Short Description Is: MRSA elsewhere/NOS.

Known As

MRSA is also known as community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, culture positive for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, infection due to glycopeptide intermediate Staphylococcus aureus, infection due to glycopeptide intermediate/resistant Staphylococcus aureus, infection due to vancomycin intermediate Staphylococcus aureus, infection due to vancomycin intermediate/resistant Staphylococcus aureus, infection due to vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, infection due to vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus coagulase positive, methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) infection, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus positive, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection of postoperative wound, MRSA infection, multiple-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, staph aureus infection multiple resistant (mrsa), staph aureus infection, multiple resistant, mrsa, toxic shock syndrome due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, and toxic shock syndrome due to MRSA. This applies to methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

MRSA Definition and Symptoms

MRSA, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, is an infection that is caused by a certain strain of staph bacteria that is resistant to the commonly used antibiotics. The majority of people that get a MRSA infection get it from long term care facilities, kidney dialysis, injecting illegal drugs, or have had a recent surgery. Symptoms include red bumps that resemble pimples on the skin that eventually become large boils that reach deep into the skin.