ICD-10-CM Code B00

Herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

B00 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • B00.0 - Eczema herpeticum
  • B00.1 - Herpesviral vesicular dermatitis
  • B00.2 - Herpesviral gingivostomatitis and pharyngotonsillitis
  • B00.3 - Herpesviral meningitis
  • B00.4 - Herpesviral encephalitis
  • B00.5 - Herpesviral ocular disease
  • B00.50 - Herpesviral ocular disease, unspecified
  • B00.51 - Herpesviral iridocyclitis
  • B00.52 - Herpesviral keratitis
  • B00.53 - Herpesviral conjunctivitis
  • B00.59 - Other herpesviral disease of eye
  • B00.7 - Disseminated herpesviral disease
  • B00.8 - Other forms of herpesviral infections
  • B00.81 - Herpesviral hepatitis
  • B00.82 - Herpes simplex myelitis
  • B00.89 - Other herpesviral infection
  • B00.9 - 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 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.
  • congenital herpesviral infections P35.2

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.
  • anogenital herpesviral infection A60
  • gammaherpesviral mononucleosis B27.0
  • herpangina B08.5

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)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

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 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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