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ICD-10-CM Code B50.9
Plasmodium falciparum malaria, unspecified

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

B50.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of plasmodium falciparum malaria, unspecified. 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
Source: Wikipedia

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.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Malignant tertian fever (finding)
  • Quotidien fever (finding)
  • Double quotidien fever (finding)
  • Algid malaria (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B50.9 - Plasmodium falciparum malaria, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code B50.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Falciparum malaria [malignant tertian] (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 B50.9 and a single ICD9 code, 084.0 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: B50 - Plasmodium falciparum malaria

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