|APACHE Como Component:||none|
|APACHE Acute Component:||none|
|External ICD10 Documentation|
- This code includes infectious mediastinitis from any cause. As usual, if a causative factor is present and known, also code it and combine the two codes.
Alternate ICD10s to consider coding instead or in addition
Candidate Combined ICD10 codes
Infections in ICD10 have combined coding requirements for some of their pathogens. Any that have antibiotic resistances would store those as Combined ICD10 codes as well. If the infection is acquired in the hospital, see Nosocomial infection, NOS. See Infections in ICD10 for more info.
Infection requiring pathogen
This diagnosis is an infection that requires a pathogen to be coded.
Related CCI Codes
Data Integrity Checks (SMW)
|Check Inf Pathogens must have Infection requiring pathogen or Potential Infection||CCMDB.mdb||implemented|
|Check Inf Infection requiring pathogen must have pathogen combined code||CCMDB.mdb||implemented|