Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 059.9
Poxvirus infections, unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 059.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 059.9 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: 059.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM B08.8 Other specified viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions
Approximate Synonyms
  • Disease due to unassigned Poxviridae
  • Poxvirus infection
Clinical Information
  • Virus diseases caused by the poxviridae; includes diseases such as smallpox, variola, yaba, molluscum contagiosum, monkeypox, cowpox, lumpy skin disease, infectious myxomatosis, infectious ectromelia, mousepox, etc
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 059.9:
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • poxvirus 059.9
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