Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 050.0
Variola major
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 050.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 050.0 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 050.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM B03 Smallpox
Applies To
  • Hemorrhagic (pustular) smallpox
  • Malignant smallpox
  • Purpura variolosa
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 050.0:
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
  • Purpura 287.2
    • variolosa 050.0
  • Smallpox 050.9
    • hemorrhagic (pustular) 050.0
    • malignant 050.0
  • Variola 050.9
    • hemorrhagic (pustular) 050.0
    • major 050.0
  • Variolosa, purpura 050.0
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 050.0 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.