ICD-10-CM Code B83.9

Helminthiasis, unspecified

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

B83.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of helminthiasis, unspecified. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B83.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like arthropathy associated with helminthiasis, arthropathy of multiple sites associated with helminthiasis, arthropathy of the ankle and/or foot associated with helminthiasis, arthropathy of the hand associated with helminthiasis, arthropathy of the pelvic region and thigh associated with helminthiasis, arthropathy of the shoulder region associated with helminthiasis, etc

ICD-10:B83.9
Short Description:Helminthiasis, unspecified
Long Description: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 B83.9:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion 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.
  • Worms NOS

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.
  • intestinal helminthiasis NOS B82.0

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 B83.9 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Arthropathy associated with helminthiasis
  • Arthropathy of multiple sites associated with helminthiasis
  • Arthropathy of the ankle and/or foot associated with helminthiasis
  • Arthropathy of the hand associated with helminthiasis
  • Arthropathy of the pelvic region and thigh associated with helminthiasis
  • Arthropathy of the shoulder region associated with helminthiasis
  • Cerebrospinal nematodiasis
  • Helminth infection
  • Pulmonary nematodiasis
  • Tissue nematode infection

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.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code B83.9 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 867 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 868 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 869 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert B83.9 to ICD-9

  • 128.9 - Helminthiasis NOS

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.

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