ICD-10-CM Code B34.8

Other viral infections of unspecified site

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

B34.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other viral infections of unspecified site. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B34.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like disease due to bk polyomavirus, disease due to jc polyomavirus, disease due to respirovirus, disease due to respirovirus, disease due to respirovirus, disease due to rhinovirus, etc

Short Description:Other viral infections of unspecified site
Long Description:Other viral infections of unspecified site

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 B34.8 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:

  • Disease due to BK polyomavirus
  • Disease due to JC polyomavirus
  • Disease due to Respirovirus
  • Disease due to Respirovirus
  • Disease due to Respirovirus
  • Disease due to Rhinovirus
  • Erbovirus infection
  • Healthcare associated parainfluenza virus disease
  • Hendra virus infection
  • Human Bocavirus present
  • Human metapneumovirus present
  • Human parainfluenza virus present
  • Human parechovirus 1 or human parechovirus 2
  • Human rhinovirus present
  • Infection caused by Coltavirus
  • Infection caused by Henipavirus
  • Infection caused by Roseolovirus
  • Infection caused by Rubulavirus
  • Infection due to Human parainfluenza virus 1
  • Infection due to Human parainfluenza virus 2
  • Infection due to Human parainfluenza virus 3
  • Infection due to Human parainfluenza virus 4
  • Parainfluenza
  • Respiratory syncytial virus A present
  • Respiratory syncytial virus B present
  • Respiratory syncytial virus untyped strain present
  • Sendai virus infection

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code B34.8 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.


Convert B34.8 to ICD-9

  • 079.89 - Oth specf viral infectn (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other viral diseases (B25-B34)
      • Viral infection of unspecified site (B34)

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
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients

Viral Infections

Viruses are very tiny germs. They are made of genetic material inside of a protein coating. Viruses cause familiar infectious diseases such as the common cold, flu and warts. They also cause severe illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, smallpox, and Ebola.

Viruses are like hijackers. They invade living, normal cells and use those cells to multiply and produce other viruses like themselves. This can kill, damage, or change the cells and make you sick. Different viruses attack certain cells in your body such as your liver, respiratory system, or blood.

When you get a virus, you may not always get sick from it. Your immune system may be able to fight it off.

For most viral infections, treatments can only help with symptoms while you wait for your immune system to fight off the virus. Antibiotics do not work for viral infections. There are antiviral medicines to treat some viral infections. Vaccines can help prevent you from getting many viral diseases.

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