ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 21, 2018

See: African trypanosomiasis

B56 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
African trypanosomiasis

More specific codes for African trypanosomiasis

  • B56.0 - Gambiense trypanosomiasis
  • B56.1 - Rhodesiense trypanosomiasis
  • B56.9 - African trypanosomiasis, unspecified
Back to B56
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to B56 African trypanosomiasis

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.