Billable Medical Code for Intestinal Infection Due to Other Organism, Not Elsewhere Classified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 008.8
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 008.8.
The Short Description Is: Viral enteritis NOS.
Viral gastroenteritis may be referred to as enteritis due to specified virus, fibricoliasis, gastric hemorrhage due to viral gastritis, gastroenteric plague, infantile gastroenteritis, infantile viral gastroenteritis, neonatal dacryocystitis or conjunctivitis due to virus, viral and ill-defined gastrointestinal infections, viral colitis, viral enteritis, viral gastritis, viral gastritis w hemorrhage, viral gastritis with hemorrhage, viral gastroenteritis, viral infection of the digestive tract. This can be applied to viral enteritis NOS and viral gastroenteritis. This excludes influenza with involvement of gastrointestinal tract.
Viral Gastroenteritis Definition and Symptoms
Viral gastroenteritis is the result of a virus that inflames the stomach and intestines. This illness is highly contagious, spreading through contaminated food and water. Close facilities can also pose serious risk with infecting others. The largest contributing viruses are known to be rotavirus and norovirus. Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramping.