Billable Medical Code for Pneumococcal Meningitis
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 320.1
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 320.1.
Pneumococcal Meningitis Definition and Symptoms
Pneumococcal meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes surround the brain and spinal cord. Pneumococcal refers to the type of bacteria that causes the meningitis and this is the most common. Symptoms include sudden high fever, stiff neck, headache, skin rash, seizures, confusion, vomiting, and lack of interest in food or drinks.