ICD-10-CM Code B17

Other acute viral hepatitis

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

B17 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other acute viral hepatitis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:B17
Short Description:Other acute viral hepatitis
Long Description:Other acute viral hepatitis

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

  • B17.0 - Acute delta-(super) infection of hepatitis B carrier
  • B17.1 - Acute hepatitis C
  • B17.10 - Acute hepatitis C without hepatic coma
  • B17.11 - Acute hepatitis C with hepatic coma
  • B17.2 - Acute hepatitis E
  • B17.8 - Other specified acute viral hepatitis
  • B17.9 - Acute viral hepatitis, unspecified

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Viral hepatitis (B15-B19)
      • Other acute viral hepatitis (B17)

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


Hepatitis

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver.

Viruses cause most cases of hepatitis. The type of hepatitis is named for the virus that causes it; for example, hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Drug or alcohol use can also cause hepatitis. In other cases, your body mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the liver.

Some people who have hepatitis have no symptoms. Others may have

  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dark-colored urine and pale bowel movements
  • Stomach pain
  • Jaundice, yellowing of skin and eyes

Some forms of hepatitis are mild, and others can be serious. Some can lead to scarring, called cirrhosis, or to liver cancer.

Sometimes hepatitis goes away by itself. If it does not, it can be treated with drugs. Sometimes hepatitis lasts a lifetime. Vaccines can help prevent some viral forms.


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