2022 ICD-10-CM Code B77

Ascariasis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:B77
Short Description:Ascariasis
Long Description:Ascariasis

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)

B77 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of ascariasis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

Specific Coding for Ascariasis

Non-specific codes like B77 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 ascariasis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B77.0 for Ascariasis with intestinal complications
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - B77.8 for Ascariasis with other complications
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B77.81 for Ascariasis pneumonia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B77.89 for Ascariasis with other complications
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B77.9 for Ascariasis, 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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code B77:


Includes

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Clinical Information

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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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)