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ICD-10-CM Code B17.1
Acute hepatitis C

Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code B17.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of B17.1 that describes the diagnosis 'acute hepatitis c' in more detail.

The ICD code B171 is used to code Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that primarily affects the liver. During the initial infection people often have mild or no symptoms. Occasionally a fever, dark urine, abdominal pain, and yellow tinged skin occurs. The virus persists in the liver in about 75% to 85% of those initially infected. Early on chronic infection typically has no symptoms. Over many years however, it often leads to liver disease and occasionally cirrhosis. In some cases, those with cirrhosis will develop complications such as liver failure, liver cancer, or esophageal and gastric varices.

Specialty: Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease
MeSH Codes: D006526, D006526, D006526
ICD 9 Codes: 707.0, 704, 705

Electron micrograph of hepatitis C virus from cell culture (scale = 50 nanometers)

Source: Wikipedia

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Acute hepatitis C (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B17.1 - Acute hepatitis C'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code B17.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Parent Code: B17 - Other acute viral hepatitis

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