B06 - Rubella [German measles]

Version 2023
Short Description:Rubella [German measles]
Long Description:Rubella [German measles]
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions (B00-B09)
      • Rubella [German measles] (B06)

B06 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of rubella [german measles]. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Clinical Information

Specific Coding for Rubella [German measles]

Non-specific codes like B06 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for rubella [german measles]:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - B06.0 for Rubella with neurological complications
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B06.00 for Rubella with neurological complication, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B06.01 for Rubella encephalitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B06.02 for Rubella meningitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B06.09 for Other neurological complications of rubella
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - B06.8 for Rubella with other complications
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B06.81 for Rubella pneumonia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B06.82 for Rubella arthritis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B06.89 for Other rubella complications
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B06.9 for Rubella without complication

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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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.

Patient Education


Rubella is an infection caused by a virus. It is usually mild with fever and a rash. About half of the people who get rubella do not have symptoms. If you do get them, symptoms may include:

Rubella is most dangerous for a pregnant woman's baby. It can cause miscarriage or birth defects.

Rubella spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes. People without symptoms can still spread it. There is no treatment, but the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can prevent it.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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