Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 321.0
Cryptococcal meningitis
  • Billable Code
  • Manifestation Code
  • ICD-9-CM 321.0 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 321.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Code First
  • Code first underlying disease (117.5)
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 321.0 describes the manifestation of an underlying disease, not the disease itself, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 321.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM B45.1 Cerebral cryptococcosis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 321.0:
  • Meningitis (basal) (basic) (basilar) (brain) (cerebral) (cervical) (congestive) (diffuse) (hemorrhagic) (infantile) (membranous) (metastatic) (nonspecific) (pontine) (progressive) (simple) (spinal) (subacute) (sympathetica) (toxic) 322.9
    • cryptococcal 117.5 [321.0]
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 321.0 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2014 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.