ICD-10-CM Code B00.5

Herpesviral ocular disease

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

B00.5 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of herpesviral ocular disease. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:B00.5
Short Description:Herpesviral ocular disease
Long Description:Herpesviral ocular disease

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

  • B00.50 - ... unspecified
  • B00.51 - Herpesviral iridocyclitis
  • B00.52 - Herpesviral keratitis
  • B00.53 - Herpesviral conjunctivitis
  • B00.59 - Other herpesviral disease of eye

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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