Valid for Submission
B77.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of ascariasis, unspecified. The code B77.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code B77.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like ascariasis, ascariasis caused by adult ascaris, infection by ascaridia, infection by ascaridia dissimilis, infection by ascaridia galli , infection by ascaris lumbricoides, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like B77.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 B77.9 are found in the index:
- - Ascariasis - B77.9
- - Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) - B99.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Ascariasis caused by adult Ascaris
- Infection by Ascaridia
- Infection by Ascaridia dissimilis
- Infection by Ascaridia galli
- Infection by Ascaris lumbricoides
- Infection by Ascaris suum
- Migratory ascariasis
- ASCARIASIS-. infection by nematodes of the genus ascaris. ingestion of infective eggs causes diarrhea and pneumonitis. its distribution is more prevalent in areas of poor sanitation and where human feces are used for fertilizer.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert B77.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code B77.9 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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