ICD-10-CM Code B17.10
Acute hepatitis C without hepatic coma
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
B17.10 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of acute hepatitis C without hepatic coma. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
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)
Coding Notes for B17.10 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Acute hepatitis C NOS
- DRG Group #441-443 - Disorders of liver except malig, cirr, alc hepa with MCC.
- DRG Group #441-443 - Disorders of liver except malig, cirr, alc hepa with CC.
- DRG Group #441-443 - Disorders of liver except malig, cirr, alc hepa without CC or MCC.
- DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B17.10 - Acute hepatitis C without hepatic coma'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 070.51 was previously used, B17.10 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.