Billable Medical Code for Herpes Simplex Without Mention of Complication
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 054.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 054.9.
The Short Description Is: Herpes simplex NOS.
Herpes simplex virus type 2 is also known as cutaneous herpes simplex infection, disseminated herpes simplex, herpes labialis, herpes simplex, herpes simplex infection of skin, herpes simplex infection skin, herpes simplex labialis, herpes simplex type 1 infection, herpes simplex disseminated, herpes simplex nongenital primary, herpes simplex nongenital recurrent, herpes simplex primary, herpes simplex recurrent, nongenital herpes simplex, nongenital recurrent herpes simplex, primary herpes simplex, recurrent herpes simplex, and recurrent herpes simplex labialis.
Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Definition and Symptoms
Herpes simplex virus type 2 is the herpes virus that causes genital herpes which are sores in the genital area. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease. The herpes simplex type 2 virus can cause brain damage if the immune system is defective. The only symptom is a single or multiple blisters around the mouth, genitals, or rectum. These blisters break and leave very tender sores.