Valid for Submission
B34.2 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of coronavirus infection, unspecified. The code B34.2 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code B34.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like coronavirus infection.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like B34.2 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 B34.2:
Type 1 ExcludesType 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.
- COVID-19 (U07.1)
- pneumonia due to SARS-associated coronavirus J12.81
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 B34.2 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Coronavirus infection
- CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS-. virus diseases caused by the coronavirus genus. some specifics include transmissible enteritis of turkeys enteritis transmissible of turkeys; feline infectious peritonitis; and transmissible gastroenteritis of swine gastroenteritis transmissible of swine.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert B34.2 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code B34.2 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.