ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 19, 2017
B96.8 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
Other specified bacterial agents as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

More specific codes for Other specified bacterial agents as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

  • B96.81 - Helicobacter pylori [H. pylori] as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
  • B96.82 - Vibrio vulnificus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
  • B96.89 - Other specified bacterial agents as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
See also ICD 10 code for
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to B96.8 Other specified bacterial agents as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

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.