ICD-10-CM Code B40
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 B40 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the seven child codes of B40 that describes the diagnosis 'blastomycosis' in more detail.
- B40 Blastomycosis NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code B40 is used to code Blastomycosis
Blastomycosis (also known as "North American blastomycosis", "Blastomycetic dermatitis", and "Gilchrist's disease") is a fungal infection of humans and other animals, notably dogs and occasionally cats, caused by the organism Blastomyces dermatitidis. Endemic to portions of North America, blastomycosis causes clinical symptoms similar to histoplasmosis. The disease occurs in several endemic areas the most important of which is in eastern North America, particularly in the western and northern periphery of the Great Lakes Basin, extending eastward along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River Valley and southward in the territory spanned by the central Appalachian Mountains in the east, to the Mississippi River Valley in the west. Sporadic cases have been reported in continental Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Indian subcontinent.
|ICD 9 Code:||116.0|
Skin lesions of blastomycosis.
Coding Notes for B40 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B40 - Blastomycosis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code B40. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.