ICD-10-CM Code G37

Other demyelinating diseases of central nervous system

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

G37 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable 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 valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

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

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)

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


Degenerative Nerve Diseases

Also called: Neurodegenerative 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 not known.

Degenerative nerve diseases include

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Friedreich's ataxia
  • Huntington's disease
  • Lewy body disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Spinal muscular atrophy

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.

  • Multiple system atrophy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)

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