Valid for Submission
B94.2 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of sequelae of viral hepatitis. The code B94.2 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code B94.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like sequelae of viral hepatitis. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
B94.2 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 viral hepatitis. 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.
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 B94.2 are found in the index:
- - Sequelae (of) - See Also: condition;
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Sequelae of viral hepatitis
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert B94.2 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code B94.2 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
Also called: Viral hepatitis
Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver.
Viruses cause most cases of hepatitis. The type of hepatitis is named for the virus that causes it; for example, hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Drug or alcohol use can also cause hepatitis. In other cases, your body mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the liver.
Some people who have hepatitis have no symptoms. Others may have
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dark-colored urine and pale bowel movements
- Stomach pain
- Jaundice, yellowing of skin and eyes
Some forms of hepatitis are mild, and others can be serious. Some can lead to scarring, called cirrhosis, or to liver cancer.
Sometimes hepatitis goes away by itself. If it does not, it can be treated with drugs. Sometimes hepatitis lasts a lifetime. Vaccines can help prevent some viral forms.
- Autoimmune hepatitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Drug-induced hepatitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hepatitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Viral Hepatitis: A through E and Beyond - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)