ICD-10-CM Code G37.8

Other specified demyelinating diseases of central nervous system

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

G37.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified demyelinating diseases of central nervous system. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code G37.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like alexander's disease, behcet's syndrome, clinically isolated syndrome, clinically isolated syndrome, clinically isolated syndrome, clinically isolated syndrome of brainstem, etc

ICD-10:G37.8
Short Description:Oth demyelinating diseases of central nervous system
Long Description:Other specified demyelinating 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 G37.8 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:

  • Alexander's disease
  • Behcet's syndrome
  • Clinically isolated syndrome
  • Clinically isolated syndrome
  • Clinically isolated syndrome
  • Clinically isolated syndrome of brainstem
  • Demyelination of central nervous system co-occurrent and due to Behcet disease
  • Leukoencephalopathy, ataxia, hypodontia, hypomyelination syndrome
  • Monofocal clinically isolated syndrome
  • Multifocal clinically isolated syndrome
  • Radiologically isolated syndrome
  • Vanishing white matter disease

Convert G37.8 to ICD-9

  • 341.8 - Cns demyelination NEC (Approximate Flag)

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

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  • Alzheimer's disease
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  • Lewy body disease
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