Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
Viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions
2018 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B03
2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
- B03 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
- The 2018 edition of ICD-10-CM B03 became effective on October 1, 2017.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B03 - other international versions of ICD-10 B03 may differ.
- In 1980 the 33rd World Health Assembly declared that smallpox had been eradicated.
- The classification is maintained for surveillance purposes.
The following code(s) above B03
contain 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 B03
ICD-10-CM B03 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v35.0):
- An acute, highly contagious, often fatal infectious disease caused by an orthopoxvirus characterized by a biphasic febrile course and distinctive progressive skin eruptions. Vaccination has succeeded in eradicating smallpox worldwide. (Dorland, 28th ed)
- Smallpox is a disease caused by the variola major virus. Some experts say that over the centuries it has killed more people than all other infectious diseases combined. Worldwide immunization stopped the spread of smallpox three decades ago. The last case was reported in 1977. Two research labs still house small amounts of the virus. Experts fear bioterrorists could use the virus to spread disease.smallpox spreads very easily from person to person. Symptoms are flu-like and include high fever, fatigue and headache and backache, followed by a rash with flat red sores. The United States Stopped routine smallpox vaccinations in 1972. Military and other high-risk groups continue to get the vaccine. The United States Has increased its supply of the vaccine in recent years. The vaccine makes some people sick, so doctors save it for those at highest risk of disease.
- 865 Viral illness with mcc
- 866 Viral illness without mcc
Convert B03 to ICD-9-CM
- 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
- Alastrim B03
- Smallpox B03
- Variola B03 (major) (minor)
- Varioloid B03
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B03
Zoster ocular disease
Other herpes zoster eye disease
Zoster with other complications
Zoster without complications
Measles complicated by encephalitis
Measles complicated by meningitis
Measles complicated by pneumonia
Measles complicated by otitis media
Measles with intestinal complications
Measles with other complications
Measles keratitis and keratoconjunctivitis
Other measles complications
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.