ICD-10-CM Code B10

Other human herpesviruses

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

B10 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other human herpesviruses. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:B10
Short Description:Other human herpesviruses
Long Description:Other human herpesviruses

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • B10.0 - Other human herpesvirus encephalitis
  • B10.01 - Human herpesvirus 6 encephalitis
  • B10.09 - Other human herpesvirus encephalitis
  • B10.8 - Other human herpesvirus infection
  • B10.81 - Human herpesvirus 6 infection
  • B10.82 - Human herpesvirus 7 infection
  • B10.89 - Other human herpesvirus infection

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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code B10:

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.
  • cytomegalovirus B25.9
  • Epstein-Barr virus B27.0
  • herpes NOS B00.9
  • herpes simplex B00
  • herpes zoster B02
  • human herpesvirus NOS B00
  • human herpesvirus 1 and 2 B00
  • human herpesvirus 3 B01 B02
  • human herpesvirus 4 B27.0
  • human herpesvirus 5 B25
  • varicella B01
  • zoster B02

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other human herpesviruses (B10)
      • Other human herpesviruses (B10)

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

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, smallpox, and Ebola.

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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