ICD-10-CM Code B71
Other cestode infections
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code B71 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of B71 that describes the diagnosis 'other cestode infections' in more detail.
- B71 Other cestode infections NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code B71 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.
|MeSH Codes:||D002590, D002590|
|ICD 9 Codes:||122, 123|
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B71 - Other cestode infections'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code B71. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.