Diagnosis Code


Code Information

Diagnosis Code: A68.1

Short Description: Tick-borne relapsing fever

Long Description: Tick-borne relapsing fever

The code A68.1 is VALID for claim submission

Code Classification:

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other spirochetal diseases (A65-A69)
      • Relapsing fevers (A68)
        • A68.1 Tick-borne relapsing fever

Code Version: 2020 ICD-10-CM


  • Boutonneuse fever
  • Intermediate lesion of pinta
  • Intermediate lesion of pinta
  • Relapsing fever of North Africa
  • Relapsing fever of Southwest U.S. AND/OR Mexico
  • South African tick-bite fever
  • Tick-borne relapsing fever

Diagnostic Related Group(s)

The code A68.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0)
  • Other Infectious And Parasitic Diseases Diagnoses With Mcc (867)
  • Other Infectious And Parasitic Diseases Diagnoses With Cc (868)
  • Other Infectious And Parasitic Diseases Diagnoses Without Cc/mcc (869)

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code A68.1 has the following ICD-10-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Inclusion Terms:
    • Relapsing fever due to any Borrelia species other than Borrelia recurrentis

Crosswalk Information

ICD-10 Code ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
A68.1 Right Arrow 087.1 Tick-borne relaps fever

This ICD-10 to ICD-9 data is based on the 2018 General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) files published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for informational purposes only. The data is not an ICD-10 conversion tool and doesn’t guarantee clinical accuracy.

Similar Codes

ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
A68 Relapsing fevers
A68.0 Louse-borne relapsing fever
A68.9 Relapsing fever, unspecified

This page was last updated on: 10/1/2020