2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B69.9

Cysticercosis, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • B69.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM B69.9 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B69.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 B69.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above B69.9 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to B69.9:
  • A00-B99
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range A00-B99

    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

    Includes
    • diseases generally recognized as communicable or transmissible
    Type 1 Excludes
    • certain localized infections - see body system-related chapters
    Type 2 Excludes
    • carrier or suspected carrier of infectious disease (Z22.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O98.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases specific to the perinatal period (P35-P39)
    • influenza and other acute respiratory infections (J00-J22)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify resistance to antimicrobial drugs (Z16.-)
    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
  • B69
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B69

    Cysticercosis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • cysticerciasis infection due to larval form of Taenia solium
    Cysticercosis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cysticercosis
Clinical Information
  • A parasitic infection caused by the larval form of taenia solium. It is a disseminated infection affecting the central nervous system, subcutaneous tissues, lungs, heart and liver. The most serious complications result from infection of the brain parenchyma. Patients may develop seizures, hydrocephalus, encephalopathy and meningoencephalitis.
  • Infection with cysticercus, the larval form of the various tapeworms of the genus taenia (usually t. Solium in man). In humans they penetrate the intestinal wall and invade subcutaneous tissue, brain, eye, muscle, heart, liver, lung, and peritoneum. Brain involvement results in neurocysticercosis.
ICD-10-CM B69.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 371 Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections with mcc
  • 372 Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections with cc
  • 373 Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections without cc/mcc

Convert B69.9 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 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
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to B69.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B69.9
B68 Taeniasis
B68.0 Taenia solium taeniasis
B68.1 Taenia saginata taeniasis
B68.9 Taeniasis, unspecified
B69 Cysticercosis
B69.0 Cysticercosis of central nervous system
B69.1 Cysticercosis of eye
B69.8 Cysticercosis of other sites
B69.81 Myositis in cysticercosis
B69.89 Cysticercosis of other sites
B69.9 Cysticercosis, unspecified
B70 Diphyllobothriasis and sparganosis
B70.0 Diphyllobothriasis
B70.1 Sparganosis
B71 Other cestode infections
B71.0 Hymenolepiasis
B71.1 Dipylidiasis
B71.8 Other specified cestode infections
B71.9 Cestode infection, unspecified
B72 Dracunculiasis
B73 Onchocerciasis

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.