ICD-10-CM Code B51

Plasmodium vivax malaria

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

B51 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of plasmodium vivax malaria. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:B51
Short Description:Plasmodium vivax malaria
Long Description:Plasmodium vivax malaria

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

  • B51.0 - Plasmodium vivax malaria with rupture of spleen
  • B51.8 - Plasmodium vivax malaria with other complications
  • B51.9 - Plasmodium vivax malaria without complication

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code B51:

Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • mixed infections of Plasmodium vivax with other Plasmodium species, except Plasmodium falciparum

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • plasmodium vivax with Plasmodium falciparum B50

Clinical Information

  • MALARIA VIVAX-. malaria caused by plasmodium vivax. this form of malaria is less severe than malaria falciparum but there is a higher probability for relapses to occur. febrile paroxysms often occur every other day.

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Protozoal diseases (B50-B64)
      • Plasmodium vivax malaria (B51)

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


Malaria

Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite. You get it when an infected mosquito bites you. Malaria is a major cause of death worldwide, but it is almost wiped out in the United States. The disease is mostly a problem in developing countries with warm climates. If you travel to these countries, you are at risk. There are four different types of malaria caused by four related parasites. The most deadly type occurs in Africa south of the Sahara Desert.

Malaria symptoms include chills, flu-like symptoms, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and jaundice. A blood test can diagnose it. It can be life-threatening. However, you can treat malaria with drugs. The type of drug depends on which kind of malaria you have and where you were infected.

Malaria can be prevented. When traveling to areas where malaria is found

  • See your doctor for medicines that protect you
  • Wear insect repellent with DEET
  • Cover up
  • Sleep under mosquito netting

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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