ICD-10-CM Code G40.401

Other generalized epilepsy and epileptic syndromes, not intractable, with status epilepticus

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

G40.401 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other generalized epilepsy and epileptic syndromes, not intractable, with status epilepticus. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code G40.401 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like generalized convulsive epilepsy, generalized epilepsy and paroxysmal dyskinesia syndrome, grand mal status, grand mal status epilepticus, non-refractory, nonconvulsive status epilepticus, petit mal status, etc

ICD-10:G40.401
Short Description:Oth generalized epilepsy, not intractable, w stat epi
Long Description:Other generalized epilepsy and epileptic syndromes, not intractable, with status epilepticus

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 G40.401 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:

  • Generalized convulsive epilepsy
  • Generalized epilepsy and paroxysmal dyskinesia syndrome
  • Grand mal status
  • Grand mal status epilepticus, non-refractory
  • Nonconvulsive status epilepticus
  • Petit mal status
  • Petit mal status, non-refractory

Convert G40.401 to ICD-9

  • 345.10 - Gen cnv epil w/o intr ep (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Episodic and paroxysmal disorders (G40-G47)
      • Epilepsy and recurrent seizures (G40)

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


Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have recurring seizures. The seizures happen when clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain send out the wrong signals. People may have strange sensations and emotions or behave strangely. They may have violent muscle spasms or lose consciousness.

Epilepsy has many possible causes, including illness, brain injury, and abnormal brain development. In many cases, the cause is unknown.

Doctors use brain scans and other tests to diagnose epilepsy. It is important to start treatment right away. There is no cure for epilepsy, but medicines can control seizures for most people. When medicines are not working well, surgery or implanted devices such as vagus nerve stimulators may help. Special diets can help some children with epilepsy.

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