2022 ICD-10-CM Code B90

Sequelae of tuberculosis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:B90
Short Description:Sequelae of tuberculosis
Long Description:Sequelae of tuberculosis

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Sequelae of infectious and parasitic diseases (B90-B94)
      • Sequelae of tuberculosis (B90)

B90 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of sequelae of tuberculosis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

B90 is a sequela code, includes a 7th character and should be used for complications that arise as a direct result of a condition like e of tuberculosis. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "sequela" code should be used for chronic or residual conditions that are complications of an initial acute disease, illness or injury. The most common sequela is pain. Usually, two diagnosis codes are needed when reporting sequela. The first code describes the nature of the sequela while the second code describes the sequela or late effect.

Specific Coding for Sequelae of tuberculosis

Non-specific codes like B90 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 sequelae of tuberculosis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B90.0 for Sequelae of central nervous system tuberculosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B90.1 for Sequelae of genitourinary tuberculosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B90.2 for Sequelae of tuberculosis of bones and joints
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B90.8 for Sequelae of tuberculosis of other organs
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use B90.9 for Sequelae of respiratory and unspecified tuberculosis

Information for Patients


Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body.

TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or talks. If you have been exposed, you should go to your doctor for tests. You are more likely to get TB if you have a weak immune system.

Symptoms of TB in the lungs may include

Skin tests, blood tests, x-rays, and other tests can tell if you have TB. If not treated properly, TB can be deadly. You can usually cure active TB by taking several medicines for a long period of time.


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Code History

  • 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)