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ICD-10-CM Code B74

Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code B74 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the seven child codes of B74 that describes the diagnosis 'filariasis' in more detail.

The ICD code B74 is used to code Lymphatic filariasis

Lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis tropica, is caused by parasitic worms of the roundworm family. Many cases of the disease have no symptoms. Some people however, develop large amounts of swelling of the arms, legs, or genitals. The skin may also become thicker, and pain may occur. The changes to the body can cause social and economic problems for the affected person.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Codes: D005368, D005368, D005368, D005368, D005368, D005368, D005368, D005368, D005368, D005368, D005368
ICD 9 Codes: 125.0, 125.1, 125.2, 125.3, 125.4, 125.5, 125.5, 125.6, 125.7, 125.8, 125.9

"Bellevue Venus" Oscar G. Mason's portrait of a woman with elephantiasis.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for B74 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

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."
Onchocerciasis - instead, use Code B73
Tropical (pulmonary) eosinophilia NOS - instead, use Code J82

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B74 - Filariasis'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code B74. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

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