Version 2024

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B38


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  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

B38 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2024 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.

Specific Coding Applicable to Coccidioidomycosis

Non-specific codes like B38 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10-CM codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for coccidioidomycosis:

  • Use B38.0 for Acute pulmonary coccidioidomycosis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B38.1 for Chronic pulmonary coccidioidomycosis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B38.2 for Pulmonary coccidioidomycosis, unspecified - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B38.3 for Cutaneous coccidioidomycosis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B38.4 for Coccidioidomycosis meningitis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B38.7 for Disseminated coccidioidomycosis - BILLABLE CODE

  • B38.8 for Other forms of coccidioidomycosis - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B38.81 for Prostatic coccidioidomycosis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B38.89 for Other forms of coccidioidomycosis - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use B38.9 for Coccidioidomycosis, unspecified - BILLABLE CODE

Clinical Information

  • Coccidioidomycosis

    infection with a fungus of the genus coccidioides, endemic to the southwestern united states. it is sometimes called valley fever but should not be confused with rift valley fever. infection is caused by inhalation of airborne, fungal particles known as arthroconidia, a form of fungal spores. a primary form is an acute, benign, self-limited respiratory infection. a secondary form is a virulent, severe, chronic, progressive granulomatous disease with systemic involvement. it can be detected by use of coccidioidin.

Patient Education

Valley Fever

Valley Fever is a disease caused by a fungus (or mold) called Coccidioides. The fungi live in the soil of dry areas like the southwestern U.S. You get it from inhaling the spores of the fungus. The infection cannot spread from person to person.

Anyone can get Valley Fever. But it's most common among older adults, especially those 60 and older. People who have recently moved to an area where it occurs are at highest risk for infection. Other people at higher risk include:

  • Workers in jobs that expose them to soil dust. These include construction workers, agricultural workers, and military forces doing field training.
  • African Americans and Asians
  • Women in their third trimester of pregnancy
  • People with weak immune systems

Valley Fever is often mild, with no symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may include a flu-like illness, with fever, cough, headache, rash, and muscle aches. Most people get better within several weeks or months. A small number of people may develop a chronic lung or widespread infection.

Valley Fever is diagnosed by testing your blood, other body fluids, or tissues. Many people with the acute infection get better without treatment. In some cases, doctors may prescribe antifungal drugs for acute infections. Severe infections require antifungal drugs.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • 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. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.