Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B44
2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- B44 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
- The 2018 edition of ICD-10-CM B44 became effective on October 1, 2017.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B44 - other international versions of ICD-10 B44 may differ.
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that may be applicable to B44
- An infectious fungal disease that occurs most often in the skin, ears, nasal sinuses, and lungs of people with suppressed immune systems.
- Aspergillosis is a disease caused by a fungus (or mold) that is very common in the environment. There are different kinds of aspergillosis. One kind is allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (also called abpa). Symptoms of abpa include wheezing and coughing. Abpa can affect healthy people but it is most common in people with asthma or cystic fibrosis.another kind is invasive aspergillosis, which invades and damages tissues in the body. It usually affects the lungs, but it can also cause infection in other organs and spread throughout the body. It affects people who have immune system problems, such as people who have had a transplant, are taking high doses of steroids, or getting chemotherapy for some cancers.your doctor might do a variety of tests to make the diagnosis, including a chest x-ray, ct scan of the lungs, or examining tissues for signs of the fungus. Treatment is with antifungal drugs. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Disease condition caused by species of aspergillus and marked by inflammatory granulomatous lesions in the skin, ear, orbit, nasal sinuses, lungs, and sometimes in the bones and meninges.
- Infections with fungi of the genus aspergillus.
- 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
- 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
- 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to B44:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B44
Other forms of sporotrichosis
Chromomycosis and pheomycotic abscess
Pheomycotic brain abscess
Subcutaneous pheomycotic abscess and cyst
Other forms of chromomycosis
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis
Other pulmonary aspergillosis
Other forms of aspergillosis
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
Other forms of aspergillosis
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.