2022 ICD-10-CM Code G40.83

Dravet syndrome

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:G40.83
Short Description:Dravet syndrome
Long Description:Dravet syndrome

Code Classification

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

G40.83 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of dravet syndrome. 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 Dravet syndrome

Non-specific codes like G40.83 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 dravet syndrome:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G40.833 for Dravet syndrome, intractable, with status epilepticus
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G40.834 for Dravet syndrome, intractable, without status epilepticus

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 G40.83:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.

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 G40.83 are found in the index:

Clinical Information

Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021