B38 - Coccidioidomycosis

Version 2023
Short Description:Coccidioidomycosis
Long Description:Coccidioidomycosis
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)

B38 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 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 2023 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.

Clinical Information

Specific Coding for Coccidioidomycosis

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

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

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:

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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