ICD-10-CM Code B08.010

Cowpox

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

B08.010 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of cowpox. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B08.010 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cowpox or cowpox and paravaccinia.

ICD-10:B08.010
Short Description:Cowpox
Long Description:Cowpox

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 B08.010 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:

  • Cowpox
  • Cowpox and paravaccinia

Clinical Information

  • COWPOX-. a mild eruptive skin disease of milk cows caused by cowpox virus with lesions occurring principally on the udder and teats. human infection may occur while milking an infected animal.
  • COWPOX VIRUS-. a species of orthopoxvirus that is the etiologic agent of cowpox. it is closely related to but antigenically different from vaccinia virus.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code B08.010 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 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 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 865 - VIRAL ILLNESS WITH MCC
  • 866 - VIRAL ILLNESS WITHOUT MCC

Convert B08.010 to ICD-9

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)

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
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


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

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