AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2014 Issue 4; Clarification

Sepsis Due to Non-Candida Albicans

We are requesting that the Coding Clinic Editorial Advisory Board revisit advice published about non-Candida albicans sepsis. The Alphabetic Index under the term “Sepsis, candida,” directs to code B37.7, Candidal sepsis, as the code assignment is not Candida species specific. There are multiple species of Candida other than albicans, such as tropicalis, glabrata, etc. Please explain why code B48.8, Other specified mycoses, was assigned instead of B37.7. ...

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