B87 - Myiasis

Version 2023
Short Description:Myiasis
Long Description:Myiasis
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Pediculosis, acariasis and other infestations (B85-B89)
      • Myiasis (B87)

B87 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of myiasis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Clinical Information

Specific Coding for Myiasis

Non-specific codes like B87 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for myiasis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B87.0 for Cutaneous myiasis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B87.1 for Wound myiasis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B87.2 for Ocular myiasis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B87.3 for Nasopharyngeal myiasis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B87.4 for Aural myiasis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - B87.8 for Myiasis of other sites
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B87.81 for Genitourinary myiasis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B87.82 for Intestinal myiasis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B87.89 for Myiasis of other sites
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B87.9 for Myiasis, unspecified

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Patient Education

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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