Valid for Submission
B72 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of dracunculiasis. The code B72 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 B72 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like disease due to superfamily dracunculoidea, guinea-worm ulcer, infection by dracunculus insignis or infection by dracunculus medinensis.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code B72:
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
- guinea worm infection
- infection due to Dracunculus medinensis
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 B72 are found in the index:
- - Arthritis, arthritic (acute) (chronic) (nonpyogenic) (subacute) - M19.90
- - Dracontiasis - B72
- - Dracunculiasis, dracunculosis - B72
- - Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) - B99.9
- - Infestation - B88.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Disease due to superfamily Dracunculoidea
- Guinea-worm ulcer
- Infection by Dracunculus insignis
- Infection by Dracunculus medinensis
- DRACUNCULIASIS-. infection with nematodes of the genus dracunculus. one or more worms may be seen at a time with the legs and feet being the most commonly infected areas. symptoms include pruritus nausea vomiting diarrhea or asthmatic attacks.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|867||OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC||18||2.2295|
|868||OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC||18||1.0584|
|869||OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC||18||0.726|
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.
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Information for Patients
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