Not Valid for Submission
B26 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of mumps. 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 Mumps
Non-specific codes like B26 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 mumps:
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 B26:
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
- epidemic parotitis
- infectious parotitis
- MUMPS-. an acute infectious disease caused by rubulavirus spread by direct contact airborne droplet nuclei fomites contaminated by infectious saliva and perhaps urine and usually seen in children under the age of 15 although adults may also be affected. from dorland 28th ed
- MUMPS VACCINE-. vaccines used to prevent infection by mumps virus. best known is the live attenuated virus vaccine of chick embryo origin used for routine immunization of children and for immunization of adolescents and adults who have not had mumps or been immunized with live mumps vaccine. children are usually immunized with measles mumps rubella combination vaccine.
- MUMPS VIRUS-. the type species of rubulavirus that causes an acute infectious disease in humans affecting mainly children. transmission occurs by droplet infection.
- VIRAL FUSION PROTEINS-. proteins usually glycoproteins found in the viral envelopes of a variety of viruses. they promote cell membrane fusion and thereby may function in the uptake of the virus by cells.
- MEASLES MUMPS RUBELLA VACCINE-. a combined vaccine used to prevent measles; mumps; and rubella.
Information for Patients
Mumps is an illness caused by the mumps virus. It starts with
- Muscle aches
- Loss of appetite
After that, the salivary glands under the ears or jaw become swollen and tender. The swelling can be on one or both sides of the face. Symptoms last 7 to 10 days. Serious complications are rare.
You can catch mumps by being with another person who has it. There is no treatment for mumps, but the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can prevent it.
Before the routine vaccination program in the United States, mumps was a common illness in infants, children and young adults. Now it is a rare disease in the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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