2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B71.9

Cestode infection, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • B71.9 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 B71.9 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B71.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 B71.9 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Tapeworm (infection) NOS
The following code(s) above B71.9 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 B71.9:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cestode infection
Clinical Information
  • Infections with true tapeworms of the helminth subclass cestoda.
ICD-10-CM B71.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 371 Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections with mcc
  • 372 Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections with cc
  • 373 Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections without cc/mcc

Convert B71.9 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 B71.9:
  • Cestode infestation B71.9
  • Cestodiasis B71.9
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • brain G93.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G93.9

      Disorder of brain, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • parasitic NEC B71.9
    • parasitic B89
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B89

      Unspecified parasitic disease

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • cerebral NEC B71.9
  • Encephalitis (chronic) (hemorrhagic) (idiopathic) (nonepidemic) (spurious) (subacute) G04.90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G04.90

    Encephalitis and encephalomyelitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Ventriculitis (cerebral) NOS
    • parasitic NOS B71.9
  • Epilepsy, epileptic, epilepsia (attack) (cerebral) (convulsion) (fit) (seizure) G40.909
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G40.909

    Epilepsy, unspecified, not intractable, without status epilepticus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Epilepsy NOS
    • Epileptic convulsions NOS
    • Epileptic fits NOS
    • Epileptic seizures NOS
    • Recurrent seizures NOS
    • Seizure disorder NOS
    • parasitic NOS B71.9
  • Infestation B88.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B88.9

    Infestation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Infestation (skin) NOS
    • Infestation by mites NOS
    • Skin parasites NOS

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B71.9
B69.81 Myositis in cysticercosis
B69.89 Cysticercosis of other sites
B69.9 Cysticercosis, unspecified
B70 Diphyllobothriasis and sparganosis
B70.0 Diphyllobothriasis
B70.1 Sparganosis
B71 Other cestode infections
B71.0 Hymenolepiasis
B71.1 Dipylidiasis
B71.8 Other specified cestode infections
B71.9 Cestode infection, unspecified
B72 Dracunculiasis
B73 Onchocerciasis
B73.0 Onchocerciasis with eye disease
B73.00 Onchocerciasis with eye involvement, unspecified
B73.01 Onchocerciasis with endophthalmitis
B73.02 Onchocerciasis with glaucoma
B73.09 Onchocerciasis with other eye involvement
B73.1 Onchocerciasis without eye disease
B74 Filariasis
B74.0 Filariasis due to Wuchereria bancrofti

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