2021 ICD-10-CM Code B30

Viral conjunctivitis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

B30 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of viral conjunctivitis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

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

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Viral conjunctivitis

Non-specific codes like B30 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 viral conjunctivitis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B30.0 for Keratoconjunctivitis due to adenovirus
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B30.1 for Conjunctivitis due to adenovirus
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B30.2 for Viral pharyngoconjunctivitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B30.3 for Acute epidemic hemorrhagic conjunctivitis (enteroviral)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B30.8 for Other viral conjunctivitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B30.9 for Viral conjunctivitis, 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 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.

Clinical Information

Information for Patients


Pinkeye

Also called: Conjunctivitis

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

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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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)