ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Mar 23, 2019

See: Plasmodium falciparum malaria

B50 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Plasmodium falciparum malaria
  • mixed infections of Plasmodium falciparum with any other Plasmodium species

More specific codes for Plasmodium falciparum malaria

  • B50.0 - Plasmodium falciparum malaria with cerebral complications
  • B50.8 - Other severe and complicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria
  • B50.9 - Plasmodium falciparum malaria, unspecified
See also ICD 10 code for
Back to B50
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to B50 Plasmodium falciparum malaria

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.