Not Valid for Submission
B40 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of blastomycosis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:
- B40.0 - Acute pulmonary blastomycosis
- B40.1 - Chronic pulmonary blastomycosis
- B40.2 - Pulmonary blastomycosis, unspecified
- B40.3 - Cutaneous blastomycosis
- B40.7 - Disseminated blastomycosis
- B40.8 - Other forms of blastomycosis
- B40.81 - Blastomycotic meningoencephalitis
- B40.89 - Other forms of blastomycosis
- B40.9 - ... unspecified
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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code B40:
Type 1 Excludes Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- Brazilian blastomycosis B41
- keloidal blastomycosis B48.0
- BLASTOMYCOSIS-. a fungal infection that may appear in two forms: 1 a primary lesion characterized by the formation of a small cutaneous nodule and small nodules along the lymphatics that may heal within several months; and 2 chronic granulomatous lesions characterized by thick crusts warty growths and unusual vascularity and infection in the middle or upper lobes of the lung.
- PARACOCCIDIOIDOMYCOSIS-. a mycosis affecting the skin mucous membranes lymph nodes and internal organs. it is caused by paracoccidioides brasiliensis. it is also called paracoccidioidal granuloma. superficial resemblance of p. brasiliensis to blastomyces brasiliensis blastomyces may cause misdiagnosis.
- LOBOMYCOSIS-. a chronic fungal subcutaneous infection endemic in rural regions in south america and central america. the causal organism is lacazia labol.
Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
- 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