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ICD-10-CM Code B56.9
African trypanosomiasis, 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

B56.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of african trypanosomiasis, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code B56 is used to code Trypanosomiasis

Trypanosomiasis or trypanosomosis is the name of several diseases in vertebrates caused by parasitic protozoan trypanosomes of the genus Trypanosoma.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Codes: D014352, D014352
ICD 9 Codes: 865, 856

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for B56.9 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.
Sleeping sickness 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.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Trypanosomiasis with meningitis (disorder)

Equivalent ICD-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

African trypanosomiasis, unspecified (approximate match)
Trypanosomiasis, unspecified (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 B56.9 and a single ICD9 code, 086.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: B56 - African trypanosomiasis

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