2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B37.81

Candidal esophagitis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • B37.81 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM B37.81 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B37.81 - other international versions of ICD-10 B37.81 may differ.
The following code(s) above B37.81 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 B37.81:
  • 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
  • B35-B49
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range B35-B49

    Mycoses

    Type 2 Excludes
    • hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to organic dust (J67.-)
    • mycosis fungoides (C84.0-)
    Mycoses
  • B37
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B37

    Candidiasis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • candidosis
    • moniliasis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neonatal candidiasis (P37.5)
    Candidiasis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Candida of esophagus
  • Candidiasis of the esophagus
ICD-10-CM B37.81 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 368 Major esophageal disorders with mcc
  • 369 Major esophageal disorders with cc
  • 370 Major esophageal disorders without cc/mcc
  • 791 Prematurity with major problems
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems
  • 974 Hiv with major related condition with mcc
  • 975 Hiv with major related condition with cc
  • 976 Hiv with major related condition without cc/mcc

Convert B37.81 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to B37.81:
  • Candidiasis, candidal B37.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B37.9

    Candidiasis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Thrush NOS
    • esophagitis B37.81
  • Esophagitis (acute) (alkaline) (chemical) (chronic) (infectional) (necrotic) (peptic) (postoperative) K20.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K20.9

    Esophagitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Esophagitis NOS
    • candidal B37.81

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B37.81
B37.2 Candidiasis of skin and nail
B37.3 Candidiasis of vulva and vagina
B37.4 Candidiasis of other urogenital sites
B37.41 Candidal cystitis and urethritis
B37.42 Candidal balanitis
B37.49 Other urogenital candidiasis
B37.5 Candidal meningitis
B37.6 Candidal endocarditis
B37.7 Candidal sepsis
B37.8 Candidiasis of other sites
B37.81 Candidal esophagitis
B37.82 Candidal enteritis
B37.83 Candidal cheilitis
B37.84 Candidal otitis externa
B37.89 Other sites of candidiasis
B37.9 Candidiasis, unspecified
B38 Coccidioidomycosis
B38.0 Acute pulmonary coccidioidomycosis
B38.1 Chronic pulmonary coccidioidomycosis
B38.2 Pulmonary coccidioidomycosis, unspecified
B38.3 Cutaneous coccidioidomycosis

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