ICD-10-CM Code B46.1

Rhinocerebral mucormycosis

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

B46.1 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of rhinocerebral mucormycosis. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B46.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like fungal infection of brain or fungal infection of cerebrum or rhinocerebral mucormycosis.

ICD-10:B46.1
Short Description:Rhinocerebral mucormycosis
Long Description:Rhinocerebral mucormycosis

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 B46.1 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Fungal infection of brain
  • Fungal infection of cerebrum
  • Rhinocerebral mucormycosis

Convert B46.1 to ICD-9

  • 117.7 - Zygomycosis (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

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


Brain Diseases

The brain is the control center of the body. It controls thoughts, memory, speech, and movement. It regulates the function of many organs. When the brain is healthy, it works quickly and automatically. However, when problems occur, the results can be devastating.

Inflammation in the brain can lead to problems such as vision loss, weakness and paralysis. Loss of brain cells, which happens if you suffer a stroke, can affect your ability to think clearly. Brain tumors can also press on nerves and affect brain function. Some brain diseases are genetic. And we do not know what causes some brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.

The symptoms of brain diseases vary widely depending on the specific problem. In some cases, damage is permanent. In other cases, treatments such as surgery, medicines, or physical therapy can correct the source of the problem or improve symptoms.


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