Valid for Submission
B08.04 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of paravaccinia, unspecified. The code B08.04 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 B08.04 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cowpox and paravaccinia.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like B08.04 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.
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 B08.04 are found in the index:
- - Paravaccinia NEC - B08.04
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Cowpox and paravaccinia
- PSEUDOCOWPOX VIRUS-. a species of parapoxvirus causing a pox like disease on udders of cows that may spread to milkers.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert B08.04 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code B08.04 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
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