2022 ICD-10-CM Code B08.0

Other orthopoxvirus infections

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:B08.0
Short Description:Other orthopoxvirus infections
Long Description:Other orthopoxvirus infections

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions (B00-B09)
      • Oth viral infect with skin and mucous membrane lesions, NEC (B08)

B08.0 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other orthopoxvirus infections. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

Specific Coding for Other orthopoxvirus infections

Non-specific codes like B08.0 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 other orthopoxvirus infections:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - B08.01 for Cowpox and vaccinia not from vaccine
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B08.010 for Cowpox
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B08.011 for Vaccinia not from vaccine
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B08.02 for Orf virus disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B08.03 for Pseudocowpox [milker's node]
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B08.04 for Paravaccinia, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B08.09 for Other orthopoxvirus infections

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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code B08.0:


Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Information for Patients


Viral Infections

Viruses are very tiny germs. They are made of genetic material inside of a protein coating. Viruses cause familiar infectious diseases such as the common cold, flu and warts. They also cause severe illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola, and COVID-19.

Viruses are like hijackers. They invade living, normal cells and use those cells to multiply and produce other viruses like themselves. This can kill, damage, or change the cells and make you sick. Different viruses attack certain cells in your body such as your liver, respiratory system, or blood.

When you get a virus, you may not always get sick from it. Your immune system may be able to fight it off.

For most viral infections, treatments can only help with symptoms while you wait for your immune system to fight off the virus. Antibiotics do not work for viral infections. There are antiviral medicines to treat some viral infections. Vaccines can help prevent you from getting many viral diseases.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)