Valid for Submission
B00.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of herpesviral infection, unspecified. The code B00.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code B00.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cellular changes consistent with herpes simplex, chronic herpes simplex, chronic infection caused by herpes simplex virus co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection, combined herpes simplex 1 and herpes simplex 2 infection, herpes in pregnancy , herpes simplex, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like B00.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 B00.9:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Herpes simplex infection NOS
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 B00.9 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Cellular changes consistent with Herpes simplex
- Chronic herpes simplex
- Chronic infection caused by herpes simplex virus co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
- Combined Herpes simplex 1 and Herpes simplex 2 infection
- Herpes in pregnancy
- Herpes simplex
- Herpes simplex infection of buttock
- Herpes simplex infection of skin
- Herpes simplex type 1 infection
- Herpes simplex type 2 infection
- Herpes simplex without complication
- Herpesvirus infection
- Infection caused by herpes simplex virus co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
- Infection of skin and/or mucous membrane caused by Herpes virus
- Nongenital herpes simplex
- Nongenital recurrent herpes simplex
- Otitis externa of left external auditory canal caused by human herpesvirus 3
- Otitis externa of right external auditory canal caused by human herpesvirus 3
- Primary herpes simplex
- Recurrent herpes simplex
- Recurrent herpes simplex infection of buttock
- Recurrent skin infection
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert B00.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code B00.9 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: HSV
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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