2022 ICD-10-CM Code G37

Other demyelinating diseases of central nervous system

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:G37
Short Description:Other demyelinating diseases of central nervous system
Long Description:Other demyelinating diseases of central nervous system

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system (G35-G37)
      • Other demyelinating diseases of central nervous system (G37)

G37 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other demyelinating diseases of central nervous system. 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 Other demyelinating diseases of central nervous system

Non-specific codes like G37 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 other demyelinating diseases of central nervous system:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G37.0 for Diffuse sclerosis of central nervous system
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G37.1 for Central demyelination of corpus callosum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G37.2 for Central pontine myelinolysis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G37.3 for Acute transverse myelitis in demyelinating disease of central nervous system
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G37.4 for Subacute necrotizing myelitis of central nervous system
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G37.5 for Concentric sclerosis [Balo] of central nervous system
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G37.8 for Other specified demyelinating diseases of central nervous system
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G37.9 for Demyelinating disease of central nervous system, unspecified

Information for Patients


Degenerative Nerve Diseases

Degenerative nerve diseases affect many of your body's activities, such as balance, movement, talking, breathing, and heart function. Many of these diseases are genetic. Sometimes the cause is a medical condition such as alcoholism, a tumor, or a stroke. Other causes may include toxins, chemicals, and viruses. Sometimes the cause is unknown.

Degenerative nerve diseases include

Degenerative nerve diseases can be serious or life-threatening. It depends on the type. Most of them have no cure. Treatments may help improve symptoms, relieve pain, and increase mobility.


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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)