ICD-10-CM Code B05.8

Measles with other complications

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

B05.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of measles with other complications. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:B05.8
Short Description:Measles with other complications
Long Description:Measles with other complications

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

  • B05.81 - Measles keratitis and keratoconjunctivitis
  • B05.89 - Other measles complications

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions (B00-B09)
      • Measles (B05)

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


Measles

Measles is an infectious disease caused by a virus. It spreads easily from person to person. It causes a blotchy red rash. The rash often starts on the head and moves down the body. Other symptoms include

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Feeling achy and run down
  • Tiny white spots inside the mouth

Sometimes measles can lead to serious problems. There is no treatment for measles, but the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can prevent it.

"German measles", also known as rubella, is a completely different illness.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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