ICD-10-CM Code B71.9
Cestode infection, unspecified
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
B71.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of cestode infection, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
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|
Coding Notes for B71.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
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- Tapeworm (infection) NOS
- DRG Group #371-373 - Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections with MCC.
- DRG Group #371-373 - Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections with CC.
- DRG Group #371-373 - Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections without CC or MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B71.9 - Cestode infection, unspecified'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 123.9 was previously used, B71.9 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.