ICD-10-CM Code B73.1

Onchocerciasis without eye disease

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

B73.1 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of onchocerciasis without eye disease. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B73.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute papular onchodermatitis, atrophic onchodermatitis, chronic papular onchodermatitis, infection by onchocerca gibsoni, infection by onchocerca reticulata, infection by onchocerca volvulus, etc

ICD-10:B73.1
Short Description:Onchocerciasis without eye disease
Long Description:Onchocerciasis without eye disease

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 B73.1 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acute papular onchodermatitis
  • Atrophic onchodermatitis
  • Chronic papular onchodermatitis
  • Infection by Onchocerca gibsoni
  • Infection by Onchocerca reticulata
  • Infection by Onchocerca volvulus
  • Infection caused by Onchocerca
  • Onchocercal lichenification
  • Onchocercal subcutaneous nodule
  • Onchodermatitis
  • Sowda

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code B73.1 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 867 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 868 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 869 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert B73.1 to ICD-9

  • 125.3 - Onchocerciasis (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)

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

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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