2021 ICD-10-CM Code G81

Hemiplegia and hemiparesis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

G81 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of hemiplegia and hemiparesis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

ICD-10:G81
Short Description:Hemiplegia and hemiparesis
Long Description:Hemiplegia and hemiparesis

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Hemiplegia and hemiparesis

Non-specific codes like G81 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 hemiplegia and hemiparesis:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - G81.0 for Flaccid hemiplegia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G81.00 for Flaccid hemiplegia affecting unspecified side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G81.01 for Flaccid hemiplegia affecting right dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G81.02 for Flaccid hemiplegia affecting left dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G81.03 for Flaccid hemiplegia affecting right nondominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G81.04 for Flaccid hemiplegia affecting left nondominant side
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - G81.1 for Spastic hemiplegia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G81.10 for Spastic hemiplegia affecting unspecified side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G81.11 for Spastic hemiplegia affecting right dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G81.12 for Spastic hemiplegia affecting left dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G81.13 for Spastic hemiplegia affecting right nondominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G81.14 for Spastic hemiplegia affecting left nondominant side
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - G81.9 for Hemiplegia, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G81.90 for Hemiplegia, unspecified affecting unspecified side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G81.91 for Hemiplegia, unspecified affecting right dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G81.92 for Hemiplegia, unspecified affecting left dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G81.93 for Hemiplegia, unspecified affecting right nondominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G81.94 for Hemiplegia, unspecified affecting left nondominant side

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 G81:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Information for Patients


Paralysis

Also called: Hemiplegia, Palsy, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia

Paralysis is the loss of muscle function in part of your body. It happens when something goes wrong with the way messages pass between your brain and muscles. Paralysis can be complete or partial. It can occur on one or both sides of your body. It can also occur in just one area, or it can be widespread. Paralysis of the lower half of your body, including both legs, is called paraplegia. Paralysis of the arms and legs is quadriplegia.

Most paralysis is due to strokes or injuries such as spinal cord injury or a broken neck. Other causes of paralysis include

Polio used to be a cause of paralysis, but polio no longer occurs in the U.S.


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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)