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ICD-10-CM Code B40.81
Blastomycotic meningoencephalitis

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

B40.81 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of blastomycotic meningoencephalitis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Code: D001759
ICD 9 Code: 116.0

Skin lesions of blastomycosis.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for B40.81 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Meningomyelitis due to blastomycosis

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.
  • DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses without CC or MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B40.81 - Blastomycotic meningoencephalitis'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code B40.81. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Blastomycosis (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code B40.81 and a single ICD9 code, 116.0 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: B40.8 - Other forms of blastomycosis

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