Sepsis ICD 9 Code

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4200

Billable Medical Code for Sepsis

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 995.91

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 995.91.

Known As

Sepsis is also known as actinomycotic sepsis, actinomycotic septicemia, erysipelothrix sepsis, escherichia coli (E coli)septicemia, haemophilus influenzae sepsis without acute organ dysfunction, hemophilus influenza septicemia, listerial sepsis, meningococcal septicemia, methicillin resistant Staph aureus (MRSA) septicemia, methicillin sensitive Staph aureus (MSSA) septicemia, methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus sepsis without acute organ dysfunction, pseudomonas septicemia, sepsis (severe bloodstream infection), sepsis due to central venous catheter,
sepsis due to enterococcus, sepsis due to Erysipelothrix, sepsis due to infected central venous catheter, sepsis due to Listeria monocytogenes, sepsis due to Streptococcus agalactiae, sepsis due to Streptococcus pyogenes, sepsis due to urinary tract infection, sepsis due to UTI, sepsis related to central venous catheter, sepsis with chromobacterium septicemia, sepsis with coagulase negative staph septicemia, sepsis with enterococcal septicemia, sepsis with gonococcal septicemia, sepsis with septicemia, sepsis with staphylococcal septicemia, sepsis with Streptococcus pneumoniae septicemia, sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to anaerobic septicemia, sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to Chromobacterium, sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to coagulase-negative staphylococcus, sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to Escherichia coli, sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to gonococcus, sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to gram negative septicemia, sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to gram negative septicemia final identification pending, sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to gram positive bacteria, sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to meningococcal septicemia, sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus septicemia, sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to pneumococcal septicemia, sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to Pseudomonas septicemia, sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to septicemia final identification pending, sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to Serratia septicemia, sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to Streptococcal septicemia, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w anaerobic septicemia, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w Chromobacterium septicemia, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w coagulase negative Staph septicemia, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w E coli septicemia, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w Enterococcal septicemia, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w Gonococcal septicemia, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w gram neg septicemia final id pending, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w gram pos septicemia final id pending, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w Hemophilus influenza septicemia, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w meningococcal septicemia, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w MRSA septicemia, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w MSSA septicemia, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w other gram neg septicemia, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w other Staph septicemia, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w Pseudomonas septicemia, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w septicemia final id pending, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w Serratia septicemia, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w Staph septicemia final id pending, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w Strep group A septicemia, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w Strep group B septicemia, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w Strep pneumoniae septicemia, sepsis wo acute organ dysfunction w Strep septicemia, sepsis anaerobic septicemia, sepsis gram neg septicemia organism id pending, sepsis gram negative septicemia, serratia septicemia, staphlococcal septicemia, staphylococcal sepsis without acute organ dysfunction, staphylococcal sepsis without acute organ dysfunction final identification pending, streptococcal septicemia, systemic infection, and urosepsis. This excludes
sepsis with acute organ dysfunction (995.92), sepsis with multiple organ dysfunction (995.92), and, severe sepsis (995.92). This applies to systemic inflammatory response syndrome due to infectious process without acute organ dysfunction.

Sepsis Definition and Symptoms

Sepsis is when the body has a very severe reaction to bacteria, virus, or other germs. Chemicals that are released into the bloodstream to fight off the infection trigger inflammation throughout the body, which can be very dangerous even fatal. Symptoms that an infection has gone septic are fever about 101.3 F or below 95 F, respiratory rate higher than 20 breaths a minute, rapid heart beat, sudden change in mental status, difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, and decreased output of urine.