B73.0 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 onchocerciasis with eye disease. 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.
- Onchocerciasis-. infection with nematodes of the genus onchocerca. characteristics include the presence of firm subcutaneous nodules filled with adult worms, pruritus, and ocular lesions.
- Onchocerciasis, Ocular-. filarial infection of the eyes transmitted from person to person by bites of onchocerca volvulus-infected black flies. the microfilariae of onchocerca are thus deposited beneath the skin. they migrate through various tissues including the eye. those persons infected have impaired vision and up to 20% are blind. the incidence of eye lesions has been reported to be as high as 30% in central america and parts of africa.
Specific Coding for Onchocerciasis with eye disease
Non-specific codes like B73.0 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 onchocerciasis with eye disease:
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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