ICD-10-CM Code B91

Sequelae of poliomyelitis

Version 2021 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

B91 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of sequelae of poliomyelitis. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B91 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bilateral osteopathy of feet following poliomyelitis, late effects of poliomyelitis, late effects of poliomyelitis, late effects of poliomyelitis, neurogenic bladder as late effect of poliomyelitis, osteopathy of left foot following poliomyelitis, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

ICD-10:B91
Short Description:Sequelae of poliomyelitis
Long Description:Sequelae of poliomyelitis

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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code B91:

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.
  • postpolio syndrome G14

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 B91 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Bilateral osteopathy of feet following poliomyelitis
  • Late effects of poliomyelitis
  • Late effects of poliomyelitis
  • Late effects of poliomyelitis
  • Neurogenic bladder as late effect of poliomyelitis
  • Osteopathy of left foot following poliomyelitis
  • Osteopathy of left foot following poliomyelitis
  • Osteopathy of right foot following poliomyelitis
  • Osteopathy of right foot following poliomyelitis
  • Paresis as late effect of poliomyelitis
  • Poliomyelitis osteopathy of the ankle and/or foot
  • Poliomyelitis osteopathy of the ankle and/or foot
  • Poliomyelitis osteopathy of the ankle and/or foot

Present on Admission (POA)

B91 is exempt from POA reporting - The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement. Review other POA exempt codes here .

CMS POA Indicator Options and Definitions
POA Indicator CodePOA Reason for CodeCMS will pay the CC/MCC DRG?
YDiagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission.YES
NDiagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission.NO
UDocumentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.NO
WClinically undetermined - unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.YES
1Unreported/Not used - Exempt from POA reporting. NO

Convert B91 to ICD-9

  • 138 - Late effect acute polio (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Sequelae of infectious and parasitic diseases (B90-B94)
      • Sequelae of poliomyelitis (B91)

Code History

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

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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