ICD-10-CM Code B36

Other superficial mycoses

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

B36 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other superficial mycoses. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:B36
Short Description:Other superficial mycoses
Long Description:Other superficial mycoses

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

  • B36.0 - Pityriasis versicolor
  • B36.1 - Tinea nigra
  • B36.2 - White piedra
  • B36.3 - Black piedra
  • B36.8 - Other specified superficial mycoses
  • B36.9 - Superficial mycosis, unspecified

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Mycoses (B35-B49)
      • Other superficial mycoses (B36)

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


Fungal Infections

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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