ICD-10-CM Code B60

Other protozoal diseases, not elsewhere classified

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

B60 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other protozoal diseases, not elsewhere classified. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:B60
Short Description:Other protozoal diseases, not elsewhere classified
Long Description:Other protozoal diseases, not elsewhere classified

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

  • B60.0 - Babesiosis
  • B60.00 - Babesiosis, unspecified
  • B60.01 - Babesiosis due to Babesia microti
  • B60.02 - Babesiosis due to Babesia duncani
  • B60.03 - Babesiosis due to Babesia divergens
  • B60.09 - Other babesiosis
  • B60.1 - Acanthamebiasis
  • B60.10 - Acanthamebiasis, unspecified
  • B60.11 - Meningoencephalitis due to Acanthamoeba (culbertsoni)
  • B60.12 - Conjunctivitis due to Acanthamoeba
  • B60.13 - Keratoconjunctivitis due to Acanthamoeba
  • B60.19 - Other acanthamebic disease
  • B60.2 - Naegleriasis
  • B60.8 - Other specified protozoal diseases

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 B60:

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.
  • cryptosporidiosis A07.2
  • intestinal microsporidiosis A07.8
  • isosporiasis A07.3

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Protozoal diseases (B50-B64)
      • Other protozoal diseases, not elsewhere classified (B60)

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
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Parasitic Diseases

Parasites are living things that use other living things - like your body - for food and a place to live. You can get them from contaminated food or water, a bug bite, or sexual contact. Some parasitic diseases are easily treated and some are not.

Parasites range in size from tiny, one-celled organisms called protozoa to worms that can be seen with the naked eye. Some parasitic diseases occur in the United States. Contaminated water supplies can lead to Giardia infections. Cats can transmit toxoplasmosis, which is dangerous for pregnant women. Others, like malaria, are common in other parts of the world.

If you are traveling, it's important to drink only water you know is safe. Prevention is especially important. There are no vaccines for parasitic diseases. Some medicines are available to treat parasitic infections.

  • Amebiasis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Amebic liver abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ascariasis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Creeping eruption (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stool ova and parasites exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Taeniasis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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