Valid for Submission
B88.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of tungiasis [sandflea infestation]. The code B88.1 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 B88.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like dermatosis due to flea or tunga penetrans infestation.
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 B88.1 are found in the index:
- - Jigger disease - B88.1
- - Tungiasis - B88.1
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Dermatosis due to flea
- Tunga penetrans infestation
- TUNGIASIS-. an infestation with the flea tunga penetrans causing inflammation pruritus and pain in both humans and other mammals. there is a high incidence of secondary infections such as bacteremia and tetanus.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|606||MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITH MCC||09||1.511|
|607||MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC||09||0.8256|
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.
Convert B88.1 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code B88.1 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
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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