Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 795.31
Nonspecific positive findings for anthrax
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 795.31 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 795.31 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: 795.31 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R89.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from other organs, systems and tissues
Applies To
  • Positive findings by nasal swab
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 795.31:
  • Findings, (abnormal), without diagnosis (examination) (laboratory test) 796.4
    • anthrax, positive 795.31
    • nasal swab, anthrax 795.31
  • Positive
    • findings, anthrax 795.31
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