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ICD-10-CM Code B50.8
Other severe and complicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria

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

B50.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other severe and complicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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

Coding Notes for B50.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion 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.
Severe or complicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • 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 'B50.8 - Other severe and complicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code B50.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Blackwater fever (approximate match)
Other pernicious complications of malaria (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 B50.8 and a single ICD9 code, 084.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: B50 - Plasmodium falciparum malaria

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/B508