ICD-10-CM Code B30

Viral conjunctivitis

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

B30 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of viral conjunctivitis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:B30
Short Description:Viral conjunctivitis
Long Description:Viral conjunctivitis

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

  • B30.0 - Keratoconjunctivitis due to adenovirus
  • B30.1 - Conjunctivitis due to adenovirus
  • B30.2 - Viral pharyngoconjunctivitis
  • B30.3 - Acute epidemic hemorrhagic conjunctivitis (enteroviral)
  • B30.8 - Other viral conjunctivitis
  • B30.9 - ... 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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code B30:

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.
  • herpesviral herpes simplex ocular disease B00.5
  • ocular zoster B02.3

Clinical Information

  • CONJUNCTIVITIS VIRAL-. inflammation often mild of the conjunctiva caused by a variety of viral agents. conjunctival involvement may be part of a systemic infection.

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other viral diseases (B25-B34)
      • Viral conjunctivitis (B30)

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


Pinkeye

Conjunctivitis is the medical name for pink eye. It involves inflammation of the outer layer of the eye and inside of the eyelid. It can cause swelling, itching, burning, discharge, and redness. Causes include

  • Bacterial or viral infection
  • Allergies
  • Substances that cause irritation
  • Contact lens products, eye drops, or eye ointments

Pinkeye usually does not affect vision. Infectious pink eye can easily spread from one person to another. The infection will clear in most cases without medical care, but bacterial pinkeye needs treatment with antibiotic eye drops or ointment.

NIH: National Eye Institute


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