ICD-10-CM Code B83.8
Other specified helminthiases
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
B83.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other specified helminthiases. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code B838 is used to code Thelaziasis
Thelaziasis (occasionally spelled "thelaziosis") is the term for infestation with parasitic nematodes of the genus Thelazia. The adults of all Thelazia species discovered so far inhabit the eyes and associated tissues (such as eyelids, tear ducts, etc.) of various mammal and bird hosts, including humans. Thelazia nematodes are often referred to as "eyeworms."
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Coding Notes for B83.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Hepatic capillariasis
- DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with MCC.
- DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with CC.
- DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses without CC or MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Hypersensitivity alveolitis in lungworm infection (disorder)
- Capillaria hepatica infection (disorder)
- Nematode myositis (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B83.8 - Other specified helminthiases'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code B83.8 and a single ICD9 code, 128.8 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.