2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B15

Acute hepatitis A

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • B15 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM B15 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B15 - other international versions of ICD-10 B15 may differ.
The following code(s) above B15 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 B15:
  • A00-B99
    2020 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
  • B15-B19
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range B15-B19

    Viral hepatitis

    Type 1 Excludes
    • sequelae of viral hepatitis (B94.2)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • cytomegaloviral hepatitis (B25.1)
    • herpesviral [herpes simplex] hepatitis (B00.81)
    Viral hepatitis
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B15
B08.8 Other specified viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions
B09 Unspecified viral infection characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions
B10 Other human herpesviruses
B10.0 Other human herpesvirus encephalitis
B10.01 Human herpesvirus 6 encephalitis
B10.09 Other human herpesvirus encephalitis
B10.8 Other human herpesvirus infection
B10.81 Human herpesvirus 6 infection
B10.82 Human herpesvirus 7 infection
B10.89 Other human herpesvirus infection
B15 Acute hepatitis A
B15.0 Hepatitis A with hepatic coma
B15.9 Hepatitis A without hepatic coma
B16 Acute hepatitis B
B16.0 Acute hepatitis B with delta-agent with hepatic coma
B16.1 Acute hepatitis B with delta-agent without hepatic coma
B16.2 Acute hepatitis B without delta-agent with hepatic coma
B16.9 Acute hepatitis B without delta-agent and without hepatic coma
B17 Other acute viral hepatitis
B17.0 Acute delta-(super) infection of hepatitis B carrier
B17.1 Acute hepatitis C

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