Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 122.8
Echinococcosis, unspecified, of liver
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 122.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 122.8 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: 122.8 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM B67.8 Echinococcosis, unspecified, of liver
Approximate Synonyms
  • Echinococcosis of liver
Clinical Information
  • Liver disease caused by infections with parasitic tapeworms of the genus echinococcus, such as echinococcus granulosus or echinococcus multilocularis. Ingested echinococcus ova burrow into the intestinal mucosa. The larval migration to the liver via the portal vein leads to watery vesicles (hydatid cyst)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 122.8:
  • Cyst (mucus) (retention) (serous) (simple)
  • Echinococcus (infection) 122.9
    • liver NEC 122.8
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