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ICD-10-CM Code B68.1
Taenia saginata taeniasis

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

B68.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of taenia saginata taeniasis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code B68 is used to code Tapeworm infection

Tapeworm infection is the infestation of the digestive tract by a species of parasitic cestodal flatworm called tapeworms. Live tapeworm larvae (coenuri) are sometimes ingested by consuming undercooked food. Once inside the digestive tract, a larva can grow into a very large adult tapeworm. Additionally, many tapeworm larvae cause symptoms in an intermediate host. For example, cysticercosis is a disease involving larval tapeworms in the human body.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Codes: D002590, D002590
ICD 9 Codes: 122, 123

Beef tapeworm

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for B68.1 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.
Beef tapeworm (infection)
Infection due to adult tapeworm Taenia saginata

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #391-392 - Esophagitis, gastroent and misc digest disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #391-392 - Esophagitis, gastroent and misc digest disorders without MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B68.1 - Taenia saginata taeniasis'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code B68.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Taenia saginata infection (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 123.2 was previously used, B68.1 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: B68 - Taeniasis

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