B46 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 zygomycosis. 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.
- Zygomycosis-. infection in humans and animals caused by fungi in the class zygomycetes. it includes mucormycosis and entomophthoramycosis. the latter is a tropical infection of subcutaneous tissue or paranasal sinuses caused by fungi in the order entomophthorales. phycomycosis, closely related to zygomycosis, describes infection with members of phycomycetes, an obsolete classification.
- Mucormycosis-. infection in humans and animals caused by any fungus in the order mucorales (e.g., rhizopus; mucor; cunninghamella; apophysomyces; absidia; saksenaea and rhizomucor) there are many clinical types associated with infection including central nervous system, lung, gastrointestinal tract, skin, orbit and paranasal sinuses. in humans, it usually occurs as an opportunistic infection.
Specific Coding for Zygomycosis
Non-specific codes like B46 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 zygomycosis:
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.
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