B83.9 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of helminthiasis, unspecified. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like B83.9 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.
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
- Diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis
- Helminth infection
- Infection causing inflammation of optic nerve
- Infectious neuroretinitis
- Parasitic infection of cranial nerve
- Pulmonary nematodiasis
- Tissue nematode infection
- Central Nervous System Helminthiasis-. infections of the brain; spinal cord; or meninges caused by helminths (parasitic worms).
- 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.
- Helminthiasis-. a parasitic infection characterized by the infestation with worms, mainly in the intestine.
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 this diagnosis code:
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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 ExcludesType 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 References
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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:
- - Arthritis, arthritic (acute) (chronic) (nonpyogenic) (subacute) - M19.90
- - Fever (inanition) (of unknown origin) (persistent) (with chills) (with rigor) - R50.9
- - worm - B83.9
- - Granuloma - L92.9
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|B83.9||128.9 - Helminthiasis NOS|
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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- FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
- FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
- 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)