Gram Negative Sepsis ICD-10-CM Code (Updated 2021)

Sepsis is a systemic disease infected by microorganisms or their products in the blood. Bacteria is the presence of viable organisms in the circulation. Gram negative bacteria is the cause of a critically ill patient who suffers from gram negative sepsis.

Gram-negative bacteria are a common complication in severe falciparum malaria, particularly in children, and are a risk factor for death. Mortality from Gram negative sepsis a serious problem and challenges continue to be intimidating.

Gram-negative bacteraemia

A41.50 is an Gram negative sepsis ICD-10-CM dx code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes

  • A41.50  ICD-10-CM dx code is effective from October 1, 2020.(As per update of 2021 edition).
  • This is the USA ICD-10-CM version of A41.50  and other international versions of ICD-10 A41.50 may be different.

Applicable To

  • This code applicable to Gram negative sepsis ICD-10

The following code(s) above A41.50 contain annotation back-references

 that may be applicable to A41.50:

  • A00-B99 

 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

  • A41 

 Other sepsis

Approximate Synonyms

  • Sepsis without acute organ dysfunction due to gram negative septicemia, final identification pending.
  • Sepsis, gram neg septicemia, organism id pending.
  • Septic shock acute organ dysfunction, gram negative.
  • Septic shock with acute organ dysfunction due to gram negative septicemia
  • Severe sepsis acute organ dysfunction.
  • Severe sepsis with acute organ dysfunction due to gram negative septicemia, final identification pending.

ICD-10-CM A41.50 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Groups (MS-DRG v38.0):

  • 791– Prematurity with major problems.
  • 793- Full-term neonate with major problems.
  • 870 -Septicemia or severe sepsis with mv (migrainous vertigo) >96 hours
  • 871 Septicemia or severe sepsis without mv >96 hours with MCC
  • 872 Septicemia or severe sepsis without mv >96 hours without MCC(major complication or comorbidity)
  • 974 Hiv with major related condition with MCC (major complication or comorbidity)
  • 975 Hiv with major related condition with cc (complication or comorbidity)
  • 976 Hiv with the major related condition without cc/MCC

Convert A41.50 to ICD-9-CM

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A41.50:

  • Colibacillosis A49.8
    • generalized A41.50

It is important to use appropriate diagnosis codes in the medical claims for maximum reimbursement from insurance companies. We tried to provide correct information at one place and gathered from authentic sources of information. Gram negative sepsis ICD-10 CM codes updated as per recent information of 2021. If any discrepancy found please inform us via the contact us page.

Reference:- ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code 

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