2022 ICD-10-CM Code G00

Bacterial meningitis, not elsewhere classified

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:G00
Short Description:Bacterial meningitis, not elsewhere classified
Long Description:Bacterial meningitis, not elsewhere classified

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system (G00-G09)
      • Bacterial meningitis, not elsewhere classified (G00)

G00 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of bacterial meningitis, not elsewhere classified. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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 Bacterial meningitis, not elsewhere classified

Non-specific codes like G00 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 bacterial meningitis, not elsewhere classified:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G00.0 for Hemophilus meningitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G00.1 for Pneumococcal meningitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G00.2 for Streptococcal meningitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G00.3 for Staphylococcal meningitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G00.8 for Other bacterial meningitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G00.9 for Bacterial meningitis, unspecified

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 G00:


Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.

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


Meningitis

Meningitis is inflammation of the thin tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, called the meninges. There are several types of meningitis. The most common is viral meningitis. You get it when a virus enters the body through the nose or mouth and travels to the brain. Bacterial meningitis is rare, but can be deadly. It usually starts with bacteria that cause a cold-like infection. It can cause stroke, hearing loss, and brain damage. It can also harm other organs. Pneumococcal infections and meningococcal infections are the most common causes of bacterial meningitis.

Anyone can get meningitis, but it is more common in people with weak immune systems. Meningitis can get serious very quickly. You should get medical care right away if you have

Early treatment can help prevent serious problems, including death. Tests to diagnose meningitis include blood tests, imaging tests, and a spinal tap to test cerebrospinal fluid. Antibiotics can treat bacterial meningitis. Antiviral medicines may help some types of viral meningitis. Other medicines can help treat symptoms.

There are vaccines to prevent some of the bacterial infections that cause meningitis.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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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)