ICD-10-CM Code B70

Diphyllobothriasis and sparganosis

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

B70 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of diphyllobothriasis and sparganosis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:B70
Short Description:Diphyllobothriasis and sparganosis
Long Description:Diphyllobothriasis and sparganosis

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

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Helminthiases (B65-B83)
      • Diphyllobothriasis and sparganosis (B70)

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.

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