ICD-10-CM Code B83

Other helminthiases

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

B83 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other helminthiases. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:B83
Short Description:Other helminthiases
Long Description:Other helminthiases

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

  • B83.0 - Visceral larva migrans
  • B83.1 - Gnathostomiasis
  • B83.2 - Angiostrongyliasis due to Parastrongylus cantonensis
  • B83.3 - Syngamiasis
  • B83.4 - Internal hirudiniasis
  • B83.8 - Other specified helminthiases
  • B83.9 - Helminthiasis, 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 B83:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • capillariasis NOS B81.1

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.
  • intestinal capillariasis B81.1

Clinical Information

  • HELMINTHIASIS-. infestation with parasitic worms of the helminth class.
  • HELMINTHIASIS ANIMAL-. infestation of animals with parasitic worms of the helminth class. the infestation may be experimental or veterinary.
  • CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM HELMINTHIASIS-. infections of the brain; spinal cord; or meninges caused by helminths parasitic worms.

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Helminthiases (B65-B83)
      • Other helminthiases (B83)

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.

  • Amebiasis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Amebic liver abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ascariasis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Creeping eruption (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stool ova and parasites exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Taeniasis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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