2022 ICD-10-CM Code B00

Herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:B00
Short Description:Herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections
Long Description:Herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions (B00-B09)
      • Herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections (B00)

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 2022 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 for 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 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections:

  • BILLABLE CODE - 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
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - B00.5 for Herpesviral ocular disease
  • 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
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - B00.8 for Other forms of herpesviral infections
  • 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

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code B00:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Information for Patients


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 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 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 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)