B70 - Diphyllobothriasis and sparganosis

Version 2023
ICD-10:B70
Short Description:Diphyllobothriasis and sparganosis
Long Description:Diphyllobothriasis and sparganosis
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Helminthiases (B65-B83)
      • Diphyllobothriasis and sparganosis (B70)

B70 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 diphyllobothriasis and sparganosis. 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.

Specific Coding for Diphyllobothriasis and sparganosis

Non-specific codes like B70 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 diphyllobothriasis and sparganosis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B70.0 for Diphyllobothriasis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B70.1 for Sparganosis

Patient Education


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.


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