2021 ICD-10-CM Code A50.4

Late congenital neurosyphilis [juvenile neurosyphilis]

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

A50.4 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of late congenital neurosyphilis [juvenile neurosyphilis]. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:A50.4
Short Description:Late congenital neurosyphilis [juvenile neurosyphilis]
Long Description:Late congenital neurosyphilis [juvenile neurosyphilis]

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Late congenital neurosyphilis [juvenile neurosyphilis]

Non-specific codes like A50.4 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for late congenital neurosyphilis [juvenile neurosyphilis]:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A50.40 for Late congenital neurosyphilis, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A50.41 for Late congenital syphilitic meningitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A50.42 for Late congenital syphilitic encephalitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A50.43 for Late congenital syphilitic polyneuropathy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A50.44 for Late congenital syphilitic optic nerve atrophy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A50.45 for Juvenile general paresis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A50.49 for Other late congenital neurosyphilis

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code A50.4:


Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Information for Patients


Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria. It infects the genital area, lips, mouth, or anus of both men and women. You usually get syphilis from sexual contact with someone who has it. It can also pass from mother to baby during pregnancy.

The early stage of syphilis usually causes a single, small, painless sore. Sometimes it causes swelling in nearby lymph nodes. If you do not treat it, syphilis usually causes a non-itchy skin rash, often on your hands and feet. Many people do not notice symptoms for years. Symptoms can go away and come back.

The sores caused by syphilis make it easier to get or give someone HIV during sex. If you are pregnant, syphilis can cause complications, or you could lose your baby. In rare cases, syphilis causes serious health problems and even death.

Syphilis is easy to cure with antibiotics if you catch it early. Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not completely eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading syphilis. The most reliable way to avoid infection is to not have anal, vaginal, or oral sex.

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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)