ICD-10-CM Code B18.1

Chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

B18.1 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of chronic viral hepatitis b without delta-agent. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B18.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like chronic active hepatitis, chronic active type b viral hepatitis, chronic active viral hepatitis, chronic aggressive type b viral hepatitis, chronic aggressive viral hepatitis, chronic persistent hepatitis, etc

ICD-10:B18.1
Short Description:Chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent
Long Description:Chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent

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 B18.1:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion 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.
  • Carrier of viral hepatitis B
  • Chronic (viral) hepatitis B

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 B18.1 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:

  • Chronic active hepatitis
  • Chronic active type B viral hepatitis
  • Chronic active viral hepatitis
  • Chronic aggressive type B viral hepatitis
  • Chronic aggressive viral hepatitis
  • Chronic persistent hepatitis
  • Chronic persistent type B viral hepatitis
  • Chronic persistent viral hepatitis
  • Chronic type B viral hepatitis
  • Chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent
  • Hepatic coma due to chronic hepatitis B
  • Hepatic coma due to viral hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B carrier
  • Occult chronic type B viral hepatitis
  • Viral hepatitis carrier

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code B18.1 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.

  • 441 - DISORDERS OF LIVER EXCEPT MALIGNANCY, CIRRHOSIS OR ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS WITH MCC
  • 442 - DISORDERS OF LIVER EXCEPT MALIGNANCY, CIRRHOSIS OR ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS WITH CC
  • 443 - DISORDERS OF LIVER EXCEPT MALIGNANCY, CIRRHOSIS OR ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert B18.1 to ICD-9

  • 070.32 - Hpt B chrn wo cm wo dlta (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Viral hepatitis (B15-B19)
      • Chronic viral hepatitis (B18)

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


Hepatitis B

Also called: HBV

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. One type, hepatitis B, is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Hepatitis B spreads by contact with an infected person's blood, semen, or other body fluid. An infected woman can give hepatitis B to her baby at birth.

If you get HBV, you may feel as if you have the flu. You may also have jaundice, a yellowing of skin and eyes, dark-colored urine, and pale bowel movements. Some people have no symptoms at all. A blood test can tell if you have it. HBV usually gets better on its own after a few months. If it does not get better, it is called chronic HBV, which lasts a lifetime. Chronic HBV can lead to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), liver failure, or liver cancer.

There is a vaccine for HBV. It requires three shots. All babies should get the vaccine, but older children and adults can get it too. If you travel to countries where Hepatitis B is common, you should get the vaccine.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Hepatitis B (Medical Encyclopedia)
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  • Hepatitis B Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
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