B67.9 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 echinococcosis, other and unspecified. 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.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like B67.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
- Echinococcosis-. an infection caused by the infestation of the larval form of tapeworms of the genus echinococcus. the liver, lungs, and kidney are the most common areas of infestation.
- Echinococcosis, Hepatic-. liver disease caused by infections with parasitic tapeworms of the genus echinococcus, such as echinococcus granulosus or echinococcus multilocularis. ingested echinococcus ova burrow into the intestinal mucosa. the larval migration to the liver via the portal vein leads to watery vesicles (hydatid cyst).
- Echinococcosis, Pulmonary-. helminth infection of the lung caused by echinococcus granulosus or echinococcus multilocularis.
- Echinococcosis-. a parasitic infection caused by tapeworm larvae of echinococcus. it affects livestock and humans. it is characterized by the formation of hydatid cysts mainly in the liver, lungs, spleen, and kidneys. rupture of the cysts may lead to shock.
Specific Coding for Echinococcosis, other and unspecified
Non-specific codes like B67.9 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 echinococcosis, other and unspecified:
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.
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