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ICD-10-CM Code B99
Other and unspecified infectious diseases

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 B99 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of B99 that describes the diagnosis 'other and unspecified infectious diseases' in more detail.

The ICD code B99 is used to code Infection

Infection is the invasion of an organism's body tissues by disease-causing agents, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to these organisms and the toxins they produce.Infectious disease, also known as transmissible disease or communicable disease, is illness resulting from an infection.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Codes: D003141, D003141, D003141, D003141, D003141
ICD 9 Codes: 1, 10, 20, 30, 139

A false-colored electron micrograph shows a malaria sporozoite migrating through the midgut epithelia.

Source: Wikipedia

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Infective paralysis of accommodation (disorder)
  • Infected lymphocele (disorder)
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of lip with infection (disorder)
  • Infective arthritis of elbow (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for additional code to fully describe disease or condition

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