ICD B The Diagnostic Related Groups DRGs are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The diagnosis code B The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD code s.
Vaginal yeast infection
ICDCM Code B - Candidiasis of vulva and vagina
Question: The patient comes for a routine prenatal visit and has a yeast infection. Can we bill for a visit outside of the global code, or is that considered part of the global care? South Carolina Subscriber Answer: You can try to bill for it, but count only those things not related to the routine prenatal care in deciding the level of service. This will probably mean that for a straightforward infection with simple treatment you might find only a level-two service , Office or other outpatient visit
Diagnosis of Vaginitis
Aetna considers the following experimental and investigational because their effectiveness has not been established not an all-inclusive list. Vaginitis infection of the vagina is the most common gynecologic condition encountered by physicians in the office. Patients with vaginitis almost always present with a chief complaint of abnormal vaginal discharge. The most common causes of vaginitis are trichomoniasis Trichomonas vaginalis infection , vaginal candidiasis Candida vaginalis , and bacterial vaginosis BV.
A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis. Vaginal yeast infection, also known as candidal vulvovaginitis and vaginal thrush, is excessive growth of yeast in the vagina that results in irritation. The most common symptom is vaginal itching, which may be severe. Other symptoms include burning with urination, white and thick vaginal discharge that typically does not smell bad, pain with sex, and redness around the vagina. Symptoms often worsen just before a woman's period.