Valid for Submission
B38.2 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pulmonary coccidioidomycosis, unspecified. The code B38.2 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code B38.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cavitation of lung, pneumonia with coccidioidomycosis, primary pulmonary coccidioidomycosis, pulmonary cavity following infection by coccidioides, pulmonary coccidioidomycosis , pulmonary nodule following infection by coccidioides, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like B38.2 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.
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 B38.2 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:
- Cavitation of lung
- Pneumonia with coccidioidomycosis
- Primary pulmonary coccidioidomycosis
- Pulmonary cavity following infection by Coccidioides
- Pulmonary coccidioidomycosis
- Pulmonary nodule following infection by Coccidioides
- Pyopneumothorax following infection by Coccidioides
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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Information for Patients
Also called: Coccidioidomycosis
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
- Coccidioides complement fixation (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Coccidioides precipitin (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Coccidioidomycosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- CSF coccidioides complement fixation (Medical Encyclopedia)
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