Not Valid for Submission
G81.0 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of flaccid hemiplegia. 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.
Specific Coding for Flaccid hemiplegia
Non-specific codes like G81.0 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 flaccid hemiplegia:
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 G81.0 are found in the index:
- HEMIPLEGIA-. severe or complete loss of motor function on one side of the body. this condition is usually caused by brain diseases that are localized to the cerebral hemisphere opposite to the side of weakness. less frequently brain stem lesions; cervical spinal cord diseases; peripheral nervous system diseases; and other conditions may manifest as hemiplegia. the term hemiparesis see paresis refers to mild to moderate weakness involving one side of the body.
Information for Patients
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
- Nerve diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Autoimmune diseases such as Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Bell's palsy, which affects muscles in the face
Polio used to be a cause of paralysis, but polio no longer occurs in the U.S.
- Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hypokalemic periodic paralysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Muscle function loss (Medical Encyclopedia)
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