ICD-10-CM Code B00
Herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code B00 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the nine child codes of B00 that describes the diagnosis 'herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections' in more detail.
- B00 Herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections NON-BILLABLE
- BILLABLE B00.0
- BILLABLE B00.1 Herpesviral
- BILLABLE B00.2 Herpesviral
- BILLABLE B00.3 Herpesviral
- BILLABLE B00.4 Herpesviral
- B00.5 Herpesviral NON-BILLABLE
- BILLABLE B00.7
- B00.8 infections NON-BILLABLE
- BILLABLE B00.9 Herpesviral
The ICD code B00 is used to code Herpes simplex
Herpes simplex (Greek: ἕρπης herpēs, "creeping" or "latent") is a viral disease caused by the herpes simplex virus. Infections are categorized based on the part of the body infected. Oral herpes involves the face or mouth. It may result in small blisters in groups often called cold sores or fever blisters or may just cause a sore throat. Genital herpes, often simply known as herpes, may have minimal symptoms or form blisters that break open and result in small ulcers. These typically heal over two to four weeks. Tingling or shooting pains may occur before the blisters appear. Herpes cycles between periods of active disease followed by periods without symptoms. The first episode is often more severe and may be associated with fever, muscle pains, swollen lymph nodes and headaches. Over time, episodes of active disease decrease in frequency and severity. Other disorders caused by herpes simplex include: herpetic whitlow when it involves the fingers, herpes of the eye, herpes infection of the brain, and neonatal herpes when it affects a newborn, among others.
|MeSH Codes:||D006561, D006561, D006561, D006561, D006561|
|ICD 9 Codes:||540, 541, 542, 543, 771.2|
Herpes labialis of the lower lip. Note the blisters in a group marked by an arrow.
Coding Notes for B00 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Congenital herpesviral infections - instead, use code P35.2
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
- Anogenital herpesviral infection - instead, use code A60.-
- Gammaherpesviral mononucleosis - instead, use code B27.0-
- Herpangina - instead, use code B08.5
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B00 - Herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code B00. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.