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

See: Plasmodium vivax malaria

B51 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 vivax malaria
  • mixed infections of Plasmodium vivax with other Plasmodium species, except Plasmodium falciparum
  • plasmodium vivax with Plasmodium falciparum (B50.-)

More specific codes for Plasmodium vivax malaria

  • B51.0 - Plasmodium vivax malaria with rupture of spleen
  • B51.8 - Plasmodium vivax malaria with other complications
  • B51.9 - Plasmodium vivax malaria without complication
Back to B51
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to B51 Plasmodium vivax 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.