2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B96

Other bacterial agents as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

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  • B96 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Oth bacterial agents as the cause of diseases classd elswhr
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM B96 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B96 - other international versions of ICD-10 B96 may differ.
The following code(s) above B96 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 B96:
  • 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
  • B95-B97
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range B95-B97

    Bacterial and viral infectious agents

    Note
    • These categories are provided for use as supplementary or additional codes to identify the infectious agent(s) in diseases classified elsewhere.
    Bacterial and viral infectious agents
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
Code annotations containing back-references to B96:
  • Use Additional: A48.3
    , O23
    , J95.851
    , P36.8
    , K95.01
    , K95.81
    , M00.8
    , G00.8
    , M71.1
    , M71.0
    , M72.6
    , M72.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A48.3

    Toxic shock syndrome

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    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify the organism (B95, B96)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O23

    Infections of genitourinary tract in pregnancy

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    Type 2 Excludes
    • gonococcal infections complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O98.2)
    • infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission NOS complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O98.3)
    • syphilis complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O98.1)
    • tuberculosis of genitourinary system complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O98.0)
    • venereal disease NOS complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O98.3)
    Use Additional
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J95.851

    Ventilator associated pneumonia

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    Applicable To
    • Ventilator associated pneumonitis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • ventilator lung in newborn (P27.8)
    Use Additional
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P36.8

    Other bacterial sepsis of newborn

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
    Use Additional
    • code from category B96 to identify organism
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K95.01

    Infection due to gastric band procedure

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    Use Additional
    • code to specify type of infection or organism, such as:
    • bacterial and viral infectious agents (B95.-, B96.-)
    • cellulitis of abdominal wall (L03.311)
    • sepsis (A40.-, A41.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K95.81

    Infection due to other bariatric procedure

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    Use Additional
    • code to specify type of infection or organism, such as:
    • bacterial and viral infectious agents (B95.-, B96.-)
    • cellulitis of abdominal wall (L03.311)
    • sepsis (A40.-, A41.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M00.8

    Arthritis and polyarthritis due to other bacteria

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    Use Additional
    • code (B96) to identify bacteria
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G00.8

    Other bacterial meningitis

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    Applicable To
    • Meningitis due to Escherichia coli
    • Meningitis due to Friedländer's bacillus
    • Meningitis due to Klebsiella
    Use Additional
    • code to further identify organism (B96.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M71.1

    Other infective bursitis

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    Use Additional
    • code (B95.-, B96.-) to identify causative organism
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M71.0

    Abscess of bursa

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    Use Additional
    • code (B95.-, B96.-) to identify causative organism
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M72.6

    Necrotizing fasciitis

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    Use Additional
    • code (B95.-, B96.-) to identify causative organism
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M72.8

    Other fibroblastic disorders

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    Applicable To
    • Abscess of fascia
    • Fasciitis NEC
    • Other infective fasciitis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • diffuse (eosinophilic) fasciitis (M35.4)
    • necrotizing fasciitis (M72.6)
    • nodular fasciitis (M72.4)
    • perirenal fasciitis NOS (N13.5)
    • perirenal fasciitis with infection (N13.6)
    • plantar fasciitis (M72.2)
    Use Additional
    • code to (B95.-, B96.-) identify causative organism
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B96
B95.1 Streptococcus, group B, as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B95.2 Enterococcus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B95.3 Streptococcus pneumoniae as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B95.4 Other streptococcus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B95.5 Unspecified streptococcus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B95.6 Staphylococcus aureus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B95.61 Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infection as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B95.62 Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B95.7 Other staphylococcus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B95.8 Unspecified staphylococcus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B96 Other bacterial agents as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B96.0 Mycoplasma pneumoniae [M. pneumoniae] as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B96.1 Klebsiella pneumoniae [K. pneumoniae] as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B96.2 Escherichia coli [E. coli ] as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B96.20 Unspecified Escherichia coli [E. coli] as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B96.21 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli [E. coli] [STEC] O157 as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B96.22 Other specified Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli [E. coli] [STEC] as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B96.23 Unspecified Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli [E. coli] [STEC] as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B96.29 Other Escherichia coli [E. coli] as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B96.3 Hemophilus influenzae [H. influenzae] as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
B96.4 Proteus (mirabilis) (morganii) as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

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