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Coding the Zika Virus

It is important to use the correct ICD-10 code for the Zika virus for proper reimbursement. The recommended ICD-10 code is A92.8: “Other specified mosquito-borne viral fever (which includes “Zika (viral)” listed in the code description).” For pregnant women who have contracted the virus, use code 098: “All maternal infectious and parasitic diseases classifiable elsewhere but complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium.” If a newborn infected with Zika virus develops microcephaly, code Q02: “Microcephaly.” If the patient has contracted the Guillain-Barré syndrome as a result of the virus, then the ICD-10 diagnosis code would be G61.0.