ICD-10 Code B40.1

Chronic pulmonary blastomycosis

Version 2019 Billable Code
ICD-10: B40.1
Short Description:Chronic pulmonary blastomycosis
Long Description:Chronic pulmonary blastomycosis

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 B40.1 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of chronic pulmonary blastomycosis. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert B40.1 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 116.0 - Blastomycosis (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Chronic pulmonary blastomycosis
  • Pulmonary blastomycosis

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 B40.1 are found in the index:


Information for Patients


Fungal Infections

Also called: Mycoses

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.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Blastomycosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cryptococcosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fungal nail infection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Mucormycosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Sputum fungal smear (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tinea versicolor (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.