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ICD-10-CM Code B50
Plasmodium falciparum malaria

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 B50 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of B50 that describes the diagnosis 'plasmodium falciparum malaria' in more detail.

The ICD code B50 is used to code Blackwater fever

(see PMID 23402997 and PMID 22931368)

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Code: D001742
ICD 9 Code: 848
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for B50 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Includes Notes:
Includes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
Mixed infections of Plasmodium falciparum with any other Plasmodium species

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