Valid for Submission
G09 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system. The code G09 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code G09 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like late effects of intracranial abscess or pyogenic infection, late effects of pyogenic intracranial abscess, obstructive hydrocephalus, postmeningitic hydrocephalus, postmeningitic obstructive hydrocephalus , sequela of infectious meningitis, etc.
G09 is a sequela code, includes a 7th character and should be used for complications that arise as a direct result of a condition like e of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "sequela" code should be used for chronic or residual conditions that are complications of an initial acute disease, illness or injury. The most common sequela is pain. Usually, two diagnosis codes are needed when reporting sequela. The first code describes the nature of the sequela while the second code describes the sequela or late effect.
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 G09:
Code FirstCode First
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
- condition resulting from (sequela) of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system
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 G09 are found in the index:
- - Abscess (connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) - L02.91
- - Sequelae (of) - See Also: condition;
- - abscess, intracranial or intraspinal (conditions in G06) - G09
- - encephalitis or encephalomyelitis (conditions in G04) - G09
- - infection, pyogenic, intracranial or intraspinal - G09
- - meningitis
- - phlebitis or thrombophlebitis of intracranial or intraspinal venous sinuses and veins (conditions in G08) - G09
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Late effects of intracranial abscess or pyogenic infection
- Late effects of pyogenic intracranial abscess
- Obstructive hydrocephalus
- Postmeningitic hydrocephalus
- Postmeningitic obstructive hydrocephalus
- Sequela of infectious meningitis
- Sequelae of inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system
- Sequelae of meningitis
- Sequelae of meningitis
Convert G09 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code G09 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
The brain is the control center of the body. It controls thoughts, memory, speech, and movement. It regulates the function of many organs. When the brain is healthy, it works quickly and automatically. However, when problems occur, the results can be devastating.
Inflammation in the brain can lead to problems such as vision loss, weakness and paralysis. Loss of brain cells, which happens if you suffer a stroke, can affect your ability to think clearly. Brain tumors can also press on nerves and affect brain function. Some brain diseases are genetic. And we do not know what causes some brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.
The symptoms of brain diseases vary widely depending on the specific problem. In some cases, damage is permanent. In other cases, treatments such as surgery, medicines, or physical therapy can correct the source of the problem or improve symptoms.
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Spinal Cord Diseases
Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. It is protected by your vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up your spine. If you have an accident that damages the vertebrae or other parts of the spine, this can also injure the spinal cord. Other spinal cord problems include
- Infections such as meningitis and polio
- Inflammatory diseases
- Autoimmune diseases
- Degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy
Symptoms vary but might include pain, numbness, loss of sensation and muscle weakness. These symptoms can occur around the spinal cord, and also in other areas such as your arms and legs. Treatments often include medicines and surgery.
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