2021 ICD-10-CM Code B71

Other cestode infections

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

B71 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other cestode infections. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

ICD-10:B71
Short Description:Other cestode infections
Long Description:Other cestode infections

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other cestode infections

Non-specific codes like B71 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 other cestode infections:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B71.0 for Hymenolepiasis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B71.1 for Dipylidiasis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B71.8 for Other specified cestode infections
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B71.9 for Cestode infection, unspecified

Clinical Information

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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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)