Valid for Submission
B08.20 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of exanthema subitum [sixth disease], unspecified. The code B08.20 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code B08.20 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like exanthema subitum.
The code B08.20 is applicable for patients aged 0 through 17 years inclusive. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a patient outside the stated age range.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like B08.20 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.
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 B08.20:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Roseola infantum, unspecified
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 B08.20 are found in the index:
- - Pseudorubella - B08.20
- - Sixth disease - B08.20
The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Exanthema subitum
- EXANTHEMA SUBITUM-. an acute short lived viral disease of infants and young children characterized by a high fever at onset that drops to normal after 3 4 days and the concomitant appearance of a macular or maculopapular rash that appears first on the trunk and then spreads to other areas. it is the sixth of the classical exanthematous diseases and is caused by hhv 6; herpesvirus 6 human. from dorland 27th ed
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Information for Patients
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