2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B53.8

Other malaria, not elsewhere classified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • B53.8 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM B53.8 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B53.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 B53.8 may differ.
The following code(s) above B53.8 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 B53.8:
  • A00-B99
    2019 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
  • B50-B64
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range B50-B64

    Protozoal diseases

    Type 1 Excludes
    • amebiasis (A06.-)
    • other protozoal intestinal diseases (A07.-)
    Protozoal diseases
Approximate Synonyms
  • Malaria, mixed
  • Mixed malaria
ICD-10-CM B53.8 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 867 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with mcc
  • 868 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with cc
  • 869 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert B53.8 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to B53.8:
  • Malaria, malarial (fever) B54
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B54

    Unspecified malaria

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • parasitologically confirmed NEC B53.8
    • specified type NEC B53.8 (parasitologically confirmed)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B53.8
B51.0 Plasmodium vivax malaria with rupture of spleen
B51.8 Plasmodium vivax malaria with other complications
B51.9 Plasmodium vivax malaria without complication
B52 Plasmodium malariae malaria
B52.0 Plasmodium malariae malaria with nephropathy
B52.8 Plasmodium malariae malaria with other complications
B52.9 Plasmodium malariae malaria without complication
B53 Other specified malaria
B53.0 Plasmodium ovale malaria
B53.1 Malaria due to simian plasmodia
B53.8 Other malaria, not elsewhere classified
B54 Unspecified malaria
B55 Leishmaniasis
B55.0 Visceral leishmaniasis
B55.1 Cutaneous leishmaniasis
B55.2 Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis
B55.9 Leishmaniasis, unspecified
B56 African trypanosomiasis
B56.0 Gambiense trypanosomiasis
B56.1 Rhodesiense trypanosomiasis
B56.9 African trypanosomiasis, unspecified

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