AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Codes


Code B60.0, Babesiosis, was expanded and new codes created for specific species of Babesia. Human babesiosis is a tick-borne zoonosis caused by intra-erythrocytic protozoa of the genus Babesia. The majority of U.S. babesiosis cases are caused by B. microti (B60.01), which is prevalent in the Northeast and upper Midwest. However, other Babesia species such as B. duncani (B60.02), B. divergens (B60.03), and other species (B60.09) have been implicated in transmission in multiple U.S. states. Babesiosis, unspecified is classified to code B60.00. As the majority of Babesia infections are presumed to...

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