ICD-10-CM Code B74

Filariasis

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

B74 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of filariasis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:B74
Short Description:Filariasis
Long Description:Filariasis

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

  • B74.0 - Filariasis due to Wuchereria bancrofti
  • B74.1 - Filariasis due to Brugia malayi
  • B74.2 - Filariasis due to Brugia timori
  • B74.3 - Loiasis
  • B74.4 - Mansonelliasis
  • B74.8 - Other filariases
  • B74.9 - ... unspecified

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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code B74:

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • onchocerciasis B73
  • tropical pulmonary eosinophilia NOS J82

Clinical Information

  • ELEPHANTIASIS FILARIAL-. parasitic infestation of the human lymphatic system by wuchereria bancrofti or brugia malayi. it is also called lymphatic filariasis.
  • FILARIASIS-. infections with nematodes of the superfamily filarioidea. the presence of living worms in the body is mainly asymptomatic but the death of adult worms leads to granulomatous inflammation and permanent fibrosis. organisms of the genus elaeophora infect wild elk and domestic sheep causing ischemic necrosis of the brain blindness and dermatosis of the face.

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
  • 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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