Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
2018 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B37
2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- B37 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 B37 became effective on October 1, 2017.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B37 - other international versions of ICD-10 B37 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
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A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as B37. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
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The following code(s) above B37
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that may be applicable to B37
- A condition in which candida albicans, a type of yeast, grows out of control in moist skin areas of the body. It is usually a result of a weakened immune system, but can be a side effect of chemotherapy or treatment with antibiotics. Thrush usually affects the mouth (oral thrush); however, rarely, it spreads throughout the entire body.
- Infection with a fungus of the genus candida. It is usually a superficial infection of the moist areas of the body and is generally caused by candida albicans. (Dorland, 27th ed)
- Infection with a fungus of the genus candida; usually a superficial infection of the moist areas of the body and is generally caused by candida albicans; includes chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, cutaneous candidiasis, oral candidiasis (thrush), and monilial vaginitis.
- 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B37
Other superficial mycoses
Other specified superficial mycoses
Superficial mycosis, unspecified
Candidiasis of skin and nail
Candidiasis of vulva and vagina
Candidiasis of other urogenital sites
Candidal cystitis and urethritis
Other urogenital candidiasis
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.