Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 071
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 071 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 071 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 071 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM A82.9 Rabies, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Rabies acquired from domesticated vector
  • Rabies acquired from wild vector
  • Sylvatic rabies
  • Urban rabies
Clinical Information
  • A disease of the nervous system caused by the rabies virus. Rabies is marked by an increase in saliva production, abnormal behavior, and eventual paralysis and death
  • Acute infectious disease of the central nervous system affecting almost all mammals, including humans; it is caused by a rhabdovirus and usually spread by contamination with virus-laden saliva of bites inflicted by rabid animals; important animal vectors include the dog, cat, vampire bat, mongoose, skunk, wolf, raccoon, and fox
Applies To
  • Hydrophobia
  • Lyssa
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 071:
  • Bite(s)
    • mad dog (death from) 071
  • Body, bodies
    • Negri 071
  • Hydrophobia 071
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • rabies 071
  • Lyssa 071
  • Negri bodies 071
    • Neill-Dingwall syndrome (microcephaly and dwarfism) 759.89
  • Rabbia 071
  • Rabies 071
    • inoculation V04.5
      • reaction - see Complications, vaccination
    • vaccination, prophylactic (against) V04.5
  • Rage (see also Disturbance, conduct) 312.0
    • meaning rabies 071
  • Raiva 071
  • Tollwut 071
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 071 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 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.