Version 2024

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B00

Herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections
Is Billable?
Not Valid for Submission
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Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions
      • Herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections

B00 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2024 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding Applicable to Herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections

Non-specific codes like B00 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10-CM codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections:

  • Use B00.0 for Eczema herpeticum - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B00.1 for Herpesviral vesicular dermatitis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B00.2 for Herpesviral gingivostomatitis and pharyngotonsillitis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B00.3 for Herpesviral meningitis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B00.4 for Herpesviral encephalitis - BILLABLE CODE

  • B00.5 for Herpesviral ocular disease - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B00.50 for Herpesviral ocular disease, unspecified - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B00.51 for Herpesviral iridocyclitis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B00.52 for Herpesviral keratitis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B00.53 for Herpesviral conjunctivitis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B00.59 for Other herpesviral disease of eye - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B00.7 for Disseminated herpesviral disease - BILLABLE CODE

  • B00.8 for Other forms of herpesviral infections - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B00.81 for Herpesviral hepatitis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B00.82 for Herpes simplex myelitis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B00.89 for Other herpesviral infection - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B00.9 for Herpesviral infection, unspecified - BILLABLE CODE

Patient Education

Herpes Simplex

Herpes is an infection that is caused by a herpes simplex virus (HSV). Oral herpes causes cold sores around the mouth or face. Genital herpes affects the genitals, buttocks or anal area. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). It affects the genitals, buttocks or anal area. Other herpes infections can affect the eyes, skin, or other parts of the body. The virus can be dangerous in newborn babies or in people with weak immune systems.

There are two types of HSV:

  • HSV type 1 most commonly causes cold sores. It can also cause genital herpes.
  • HSV type 2 is the usual cause of genital herpes, but it also can infect the mouth.

HSV spreads through direct contact. Some people have no symptoms. Others get sores near the area where the virus has entered the body. They turn into blisters, become itchy and painful, and then heal.

Most people have outbreaks several times a year. Over time, you get them less often. Medicines to help your body fight the virus can help lessen symptoms and decrease outbreaks.

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.