Not Valid for Submission
A80 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of acute poliomyelitis. 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.
Specific Coding for Acute poliomyelitis
Non-specific codes like A80 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 acute poliomyelitis:
- POLIOMYELITIS-. an acute infectious disease of humans particularly children caused by any of three serotypes of human poliovirus poliovirus. usually the infection is limited to the gastrointestinal tract and nasopharynx and is often asymptomatic. the central nervous system primarily the spinal cord may be affected leading to rapidly progressive paralysis coarse fasciculation and hyporeflexia. motor neurons are primarily affected. encephalitis may also occur. the virus replicates in the nervous system and may cause significant neuronal loss most notably in the spinal cord. a rare related condition nonpoliovirus poliomyelitis may result from infections with nonpoliovirus enteroviruses. from adams et al. principles of neurology 6th ed pp764 5
Information for Patients
Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome
Also called: Infantile paralysis, PPS, Poliomyelitis
Polio is an infectious disease caused by a virus. The virus lives in an infected person's throat and intestines. It is most often spread by contact with the stool of an infected person. You can also get it from droplets if an infected person sneezes or coughs. It can contaminate food and water if people do not wash their hands.
Most people have no symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may include fever, fatigue, nausea, headache, flu-like symptoms, stiff neck and back, and pain in the limbs. A few people will become paralyzed. There is no treatment to reverse the paralysis of polio.
Some people who've had polio develop post-polio syndrome (PPS) years later. Symptoms include tiredness, new muscle weakness, and muscle and joint pain. There is no way to prevent or cure PPS.
The polio vaccine has wiped out polio in the United States and most other countries.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Polio: Information for Parents (American Academy of Family Physicians)
- Polio: Information for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Polio: Information for Parents (American Academy of Pediatrics)
- Poliomyelitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
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