B47 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 mycetoma. 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.
- Mycetoma-. a chronic progressive subcutaneous infection caused by species of fungi (eumycetoma), or actinomycetes (actinomycetoma). it is characterized by tumefaction, abscesses, and tumor-like granules representing microcolonies of pathogens, such as madurella fungi and bacteria actinomycetes, with different grain colors.
- Actinomycetoma-. a chronic granulomatous inflammation involving the deep dermis and the subcutaneous tissues. it is caused by actinomycetes bacteria.
- Madurella mycetomatis|MADURELLA MYCETOMATIS|Madurella ikedae|Madurella mycetomi|Streptotrix mycetomatis-. a species of fungi in the phylum ascomycota characterized by brown diffusible pigment that is produced in primary cultures and the occasional presence of phialides. this species is a causative agent of eumycetoma.
- Mycetoma-. a chronic granulomatous inflammation involving the deep dermis and the subcutaneous tissues. it is caused by fungi and actinomycetes.
Specific Coding for Mycetoma
Non-specific codes like B47 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 mycetoma:
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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