2021 ICD-10-CM Code B95.1

Streptococcus, group B, as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

Version 2021
Billable Code
Unacceptable Principal Diagnosis
MS-DRG Mapping

Valid for Submission

B95.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of streptococcus, group b, as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere. The code B95.1 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 B95.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like fetus or newborn infection caused by streptococcus group b, group b streptococcus infection in mother complicating childbirth, invasive group b beta-hemolytic streptococcal disease or invasive streptococcal disease.

The code B95.1 describes a circumstance which influences the patient's health status but not a current illness or injury. The code is unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

ICD-10:B95.1
Short Description:Streptococcus, group B, causing diseases classd elswhr
Long Description:Streptococcus, group B, as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

Code Classification

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 B95.1 are found in the index:

Code Edits

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Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

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Information for Patients


Streptococcal Infections

Also called: Strep

Strep is short for Streptococcus, a type of bacteria. There are several types. Two of them cause most of the strep infections in people: group A and group B.

Group A strep causes

Group B strep can cause blood infections, pneumonia and meningitis in newborns. A screening test during pregnancy can tell if you have it. If you do, I.V. antibiotics during labor can save your baby's life. Adults can also get group B strep infections, especially if they are elderly or already have health problems. Strep B can cause urinary tract infections, blood infections, skin infections and pneumonia in adults.

Antibiotics are used to treat strep infections.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


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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)