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ICD-10-CM Code B97.4
Respiratory syncytial virus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

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

B97.4 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of respiratory syncytial virus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code B974 is used to code Human respiratory syncytial virus

Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a syncytial virus that causes respiratory tract infections. It is a major cause of lower respiratory tract infections and hospital visits during infancy and childhood. A prophylactic medication (not a vaccine) exists for preterm (under 35 weeks gestation) infants, infants with certain congenital heart defects (CHD) or bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), and infants with congenital malformations of the airway. Treatment is limited to supportive care (e.g. C-PAP), including oxygen therapy.

Specialty: Pediatrics
MeSH Code: D018357
ICD 9 Code: 796

An x ray of a child with RSV showing the typical bilateral perihilar fullness

Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.
  • DRG Group #865-866 - Viral illness with MCC.
  • DRG Group #865-866 - Viral illness without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Acute bronchiolitis due to respiratory syncytial virus (disorder)
  • Respiratory syncytial virus pharyngitis (disorder)
  • Acute respiratory syncytial virus bronchitis (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease
  • This is an infectious agent code for use in a secondary position

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'B97.4 - Respiratory syncytial virus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code B97.4. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) (approximate match)

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 B97.4 and a single ICD9 code, 079.6 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: B97 - Viral agents as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

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