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ICD-10-CM Code B70.0

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

B70.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of diphyllobothriasis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code B700 is used to code Diphyllobothriasis

Diphyllobothriasis is the infection caused by tapeworms of the Diphyllobothrium genus, commonly Diphyllobothrium latum.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Code: D004169
ICD 9 Code: 123.4
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for B70.0 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.
Diphyllobothrium (adult) (latum) (pacificum) infection
Fish tapeworm (infection)
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Larval diphyllobothriasis - instead, use code B70.1

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 'B70.0 - Diphyllobothriasis'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code B70.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Dibothriocephalus, dibothriocephaliasis(latus) (infection) (infestation) (B70.0)
Diphyllobothriasis(intestine) (B70.0)
Bothriocephalus latus infestation (B70.0)


Diphyllobothriasis, intestinal (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 123.4 was previously used, B70.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: B70 - Diphyllobothriasis and sparganosis

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