Valid for Submission
B35.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of dermatophytosis, unspecified. The code B35.9 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 B35.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like allergy-sensitivity to fungi syndrome, dermatophytosis, dermatophytosis caused by microsporum praecox, dermatophytosis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection, disseminated dermatophytosis , disseminated dermatophytosis due to immunodeficiency, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like B35.9 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 B35.9:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Ringworm NOS
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 B35.9 are found in the index:
- - Ringworm - B35.9
- - Tinea (intersecta) (tarsi) - B35.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Allergy-sensitivity to fungi syndrome
- Dermatophytosis caused by Microsporum praecox
- Dermatophytosis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
- Disseminated dermatophytosis
- Disseminated dermatophytosis due to immunodeficiency
- Favus due to Trichophyton gallinae
- Favus due to Trichophyton schoenleinii
- Id reaction
- Tinea caused by Trichophyton persicolor
- Tinea due to Epidermophyton floccosum
- Tinea due to Genus Trichophyton
- Tinea due to Microsporum audouinii
- Tinea due to Microsporum canis variant canis
- Tinea due to Microsporum canis variant distortum
- Tinea due to Microsporum equinum
- Tinea due to Microsporum ferrugineum
- Tinea due to Microsporum gypseum
- Tinea due to Microsporum nanum
- Tinea due to Microsporum vanbreuseghemii
- Tinea due to Nannizzia fulva
- Tinea due to Trichophyton concentricum
- Tinea due to Trichophyton equinum
- Tinea due to Trichophyton megninii
- Tinea due to Trichophyton mentagrophytes
- Tinea due to Trichophyton mentagrophytes variant erinacei
- Tinea due to Trichophyton mentagrophytes variant interdigitale
- Tinea due to Trichophyton rubrum
- Tinea due to Trichophyton simii
- Tinea due to Trichophyton soudanense
- Tinea due to Trichophyton tonsurans
- Tinea due to Trichophyton verrucosum
- Tinea due to Trichophyton violaceum
- Tinea due to Trichophyton yaoundei
- TINEA-. fungal infection of keratinized tissues such as hair skin and nails. the main causative fungi include microsporum; trichophyton; and epidermophyton.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|606||MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITH MCC||09||1.511|
|607||MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC||09||0.8256|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
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Information for Patients
If you have ever had athlete's foot or a yeast infection, you can blame a fungus. A fungus is a primitive organism. Mushrooms, mold and mildew are examples. Fungi live in air, in soil, on plants and in water. Some live in the human body. Only about half of all types of fungi are harmful.
Some fungi reproduce through tiny spores in the air. You can inhale the spores or they can land on you. As a result, fungal infections often start in the lungs or on the skin. You are more likely to get a fungal infection if you have a weakened immune system or take antibiotics.
Fungi can be difficult to kill. For skin and nail infections, you can apply medicine directly to the infected area. Oral antifungal medicines are also available for serious infections.
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