Valid for Submission
B74.8 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other filariases. The code B74.8 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 B74.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute timorian filariasis, dirofilarial vena caval syndrome, filariasis due to brugia timori, infection by dirofilaria, infection by dirofilaria immitis , infection by meningonema, etc.
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 B74.8:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
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 B74.8 are found in the index:
- - Dirofilariasis - B74.8
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute Timorian filariasis
- Dirofilarial vena caval syndrome
- Filariasis due to Brugia timori
- Infection by Dirofilaria
- Infection by Dirofilaria immitis
- Infection by Meningonema
- Infection by Meningonema peruzzi
- Infection by Parafilaria
- Infection by Setaria
- Infection by Wehrdikmansia
- Pulmonary dirofilariasis
- Pulmonary filariasis
- Pulmonary nematodiasis
- Subcutaneous dirofilariasis
- Subcutaneous filariasis
- 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.
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.
Convert B74.8 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code B74.8 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
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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