Valid for Submission
A80.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of acute poliomyelitis, unspecified. The code A80.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code A80.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute poliomyelitis, acute poliomyelitis due to human poliovirus 1, anterior acute poliomyelitis, enterovirus meningitis, epidemic acute poliomyelitis , infection caused by human poliovirus, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like A80.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code A80.9 are found in the index:
- - Encephalitis (chronic) (hemorrhagic) (idiopathic) (nonepidemic) (spurious) (subacute) - G04.90
- - Heine-Medin disease - A80.9
- - Meningitis (basal) (basic) (brain) (cerebral) (cervical) (congestive) (diffuse) (hemorrhagic) (infantile) (membranous) (metastatic) (nonspecific) (pontine) (progressive) (simple) (spinal) (subacute) (sympathetic) (toxic) - G03.9
- - Polioencephalitis (acute) (bulbar) - A80.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute poliomyelitis
- Acute poliomyelitis due to Human poliovirus 1
- Anterior acute poliomyelitis
- Enterovirus meningitis
- Epidemic acute poliomyelitis
- Infection caused by Human poliovirus
- Meningitis caused by Human poliovirus
- Neuromuscular scoliosis
- Neuromuscular scoliosis due to 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
Convert A80.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code A80.9 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
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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