Valid for Submission
B79 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of trichuriasis. The code B79 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 B79 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like infection by trichuris globulosa, infection by trichuris ovis, infection by trichuris suis, infection by trichuris trichiura, infection by trichuris vulpis , trichuriasis, 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 B79:
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
- whipworm (disease)(infection)
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 B79 are found in the index:
- - Diarrhea, diarrheal (disease) (infantile) (inflammatory) - R19.7
- - Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) - B99.9
- - Infestation - B88.9
- - Trichocephalus infestation - B79
- - Trichuriasis - B79
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Infection by Trichuris globulosa
- Infection by Trichuris ovis
- Infection by Trichuris suis
- Infection by Trichuris trichiura
- Infection by Trichuris vulpis
- TRICHURIASIS-. infection with nematodes of the genus trichuris formerly called trichocephalus.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|391||ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERITIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITH MCC||06||1.2444|
|392||ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERITIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC||06||0.7644|
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.
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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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