ICD-10-CM Code B00.53

Herpesviral conjunctivitis

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

B00.53 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of herpesviral conjunctivitis. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B00.53 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like conjunctivitis of left eye caused by human herpes simplex virus, conjunctivitis of left eye caused by virus, conjunctivitis of right eye caused by human herpes simplex virus, conjunctivitis of right eye caused by virus, herpes simplex conjunctivitis, herpes simplex conjunctivitis, etc

ICD-10:B00.53
Short Description:Herpesviral conjunctivitis
Long Description:Herpesviral conjunctivitis

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code B00.53 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Conjunctivitis of left eye caused by human herpes simplex virus
  • Conjunctivitis of left eye caused by virus
  • Conjunctivitis of right eye caused by human herpes simplex virus
  • Conjunctivitis of right eye caused by virus
  • Herpes simplex conjunctivitis
  • Herpes simplex conjunctivitis
  • Neonatal herpes simplex virus conjunctivitis
  • Neonatal viral conjunctivitis

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code B00.53 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 124 - OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITH MCC
  • 125 - OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITHOUT MCC

Convert B00.53 to ICD-9

  • 054.49 - Herpes simplex eye NEC (Approximate Flag)

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.


[Learn More]