Valid for Submission
B69.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of cysticercosis, unspecified. The code B69.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code B69.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cysticercosis, infection by cysticercus fasciolaris, infection by cysticercus ovis, infection by cysticercus pisiformis, infection by cysticercus tarandi , infection by cysticercus tenuicollis, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like B69.9 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.
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 B69.9 are found in the index:
- - Cysticercosis, cysticerciasis - B69.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Infection by Cysticercus fasciolaris
- Infection by Cysticercus ovis
- Infection by Cysticercus pisiformis
- Infection by Cysticercus tarandi
- Infection by Cysticercus tenuicollis
- CYSTICERCOSIS-. infection with cysticercus the larval form of the various tapeworms of the genus taenia usually t. solium in man. in humans they penetrate the intestinal wall and invade subcutaneous tissue brain eye muscle heart liver lung and peritoneum. brain involvement results in neurocysticercosis.
- NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS-. infection of the brain spinal cord or perimeningeal structures with the larval forms of the genus taenia primarily t. solium in humans. lesions formed by the organism are referred to as cysticerci. the infection may be subacute or chronic and the severity of symptoms depends on the severity of the host immune response and the location and number of lesions. seizures represent the most common clinical manifestation although focal neurologic deficits may occur. from joynt clinical neurology 1998 ch27 pp46 50
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|371||MAJOR GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS AND PERITONEAL INFECTIONS WITH MCC||06||1.7283|
|372||MAJOR GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS AND PERITONEAL INFECTIONS WITH CC||06||1.0276|
|373||MAJOR GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS AND PERITONEAL INFECTIONS WITHOUT CC/MCC||06||0.7435|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert B69.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code B69.9 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
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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