2022 ICD-10-CM Code B25

Cytomegaloviral disease

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:B25
Short Description:Cytomegaloviral disease
Long Description:Cytomegaloviral disease

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other viral diseases (B25-B34)
      • Cytomegaloviral disease (B25)

B25 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of cytomegaloviral disease. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Cytomegaloviral disease

Non-specific codes like B25 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for cytomegaloviral disease:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B25.0 for Cytomegaloviral pneumonitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B25.1 for Cytomegaloviral hepatitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B25.2 for Cytomegaloviral pancreatitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B25.8 for Other cytomegaloviral diseases
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B25.9 for Cytomegaloviral disease, unspecified

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 B25:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Information for Patients


Cytomegalovirus Infections

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus found around the world. It is related to the viruses that cause chickenpox and infectious mononucleosis (mono). Between 50% and 80% of adults in the United States have had a CMV infection by age 40. Once CMV is in a person's body, it stays there for life.

CMV is spread through close contact with body fluids. Most people with CMV don't get sick and don't know that they've been infected. But infection with the virus can be serious in babies and people with weak immune systems. If a woman gets CMV when she is pregnant, she can pass it on to her baby. Usually the babies do not have health problems. But some babies can develop lifelong disabilities.

A blood test can tell whether a person has ever been infected with CMV. Most people with CMV don't need treatment. If you have a weakened immune system, your doctor may prescribe antiviral medicine. Good hygiene, including proper hand washing, may help prevent infections.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)