ICD-10-CM Code B43

Chromomycosis and pheomycotic abscess

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

B43 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of chromomycosis and pheomycotic abscess. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:B43
Short Description:Chromomycosis and pheomycotic abscess
Long Description:Chromomycosis and pheomycotic abscess

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • B43.0 - Cutaneous chromomycosis
  • B43.1 - Pheomycotic brain abscess
  • B43.2 - Subcutaneous pheomycotic abscess and cyst
  • B43.8 - Other forms of chromomycosis
  • B43.9 - Chromomycosis, unspecified

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Mycoses (B35-B49)
      • Chromomycosis and pheomycotic abscess (B43)

Code History

  • 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

Information for Patients


Abscess

An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area of your body becomes infected, your body's immune system tries to fight the infection. White blood cells go to the infected area, collect within the damaged tissue, and cause inflammation. During this process, pus forms. Pus is a mixture of living and dead white blood cells, germs, and dead tissue.

Bacteria, viruses, parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are red, raised and painful. Abscesses inside your body may not be obvious and can damage organs, including the brain, lungs and others. Treatments include drainage and antibiotics.


[Learn More]

Fungal Infections

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.


[Learn More]