Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 995.91
Sepsis
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 995.91 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 995.91 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • 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
  • Urosepsis
Clinical Information
  • Sepsis is a life-threatening illness. Your body's response to a bacterial infection usually causes it. Your immune system goes into overdrive, overwhelming normal processes in your blood. The result is that small blood clots form, blocking blood flow to vital organs. This can lead to organ failure. Babies, old people and those with weakened immune systems are most likely to get sepsis. But even healthy people can become deathly ill from it. A quick diagnosis can be crucial, because one third of people who get sepsis die from it.sepsis is usually treated in a hospital intensive care unit (icu). Iv antibiotics and fluids may be given to try to knock out the infection and to keep blood pressure from dropping too low. Patients may also need respirators to help them breathe.
  • Systematic infection
  • Systemic inflammatory response syndrome with a proven or suspected infectious etiology. When sepsis is associated with organ dysfunction distant from the site of infection, it is called severe sepsis. When sepsis is accompanied by hypotension despite adequate fluid infusion, it is called septic shock.
995.91 Excludes
  • sepsis with acute organ dysfunction (995.92)
  • sepsis with multiple organ dysfunction (995.92)
  • severe sepsis (995.92)
Applies To
  • Systemic inflammatory response syndrome due to infectious process without acute organ dysfunction
Code First
  • Code first underlying infection
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 995.91 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM A41.9 Sepsis, unspecified organism
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 995.91:
  • Herxheimer's reaction 995.91
  • Reaction
    • Herxheimer's 995.91
  • Sepsis (generalized) 995.91
    • with
      • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with sepsis
      • acute organ dysfunction 995.92
      • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.0
      • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.0
      • multiple organ dysfunction (MOD) 995.92
    • dental (pulpal origin) 522.4
    • female genital organ NEC 614.9
    • following
      • abortion 639.0
      • ectopic or molar pregnancy 639.0
      • infusion, perfusion, or transfusion 999.39
    • localized - code to specific localized infection
    • newborn (organism unspecified) NEC 771.81
    • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth (pelvic) 670.2
    • resulting from infusion, injection, transfusion, or vaccination 999.39
    • skin, localized (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • umbilical (newborn) (organism unspecified) 771.89
    • urinary 599.0
      • meaning sepsis 995.91
      • meaning urinary tract infection 599.0
  • SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome) 995.90
    • due to
      • infectious process 995.91
        • with acute organ dysfunction 995.92
      • non-infectious process 995.93
        • with acute organ dysfunction 995.94
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • systemic
      • fibrosclerosing 710.8
      • inflammatory response (SIRS) 995.90
        • due to
          • infectious process 995.91
            • with acute organ dysfunction 995.92
          • non-infectious process 995.93
            • with acute organ dysfunction 995.94
  • System, systemic - see also condition
    • inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) 995.90
      • due to
        • infectious process 995.91
          • with acute organ dysfunction 995.92
        • non-infectious process 995.93
          • with acute organ dysfunction 995.94
  • Urosepsis 599.0
    • meaning sepsis 995.91
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