2021 ICD-10-CM Code G83

Other paralytic syndromes

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

G83 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other paralytic syndromes. 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:G83
Short Description:Other paralytic syndromes
Long Description:Other paralytic syndromes

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other paralytic syndromes

Non-specific codes like G83 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 other paralytic syndromes:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.0 for Diplegia of upper limbs
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - G83.1 for Monoplegia of lower limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.10 for Monoplegia of lower limb affecting unspecified side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.11 for Monoplegia of lower limb affecting right dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.12 for Monoplegia of lower limb affecting left dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.13 for Monoplegia of lower limb affecting right nondominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.14 for Monoplegia of lower limb affecting left nondominant side
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - G83.2 for Monoplegia of upper limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.20 for Monoplegia of upper limb affecting unspecified side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.21 for Monoplegia of upper limb affecting right dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.22 for Monoplegia of upper limb affecting left dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.23 for Monoplegia of upper limb affecting right nondominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.24 for Monoplegia of upper limb affecting left nondominant side
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - G83.3 for Monoplegia, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.30 for Monoplegia, unspecified affecting unspecified side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.31 for Monoplegia, unspecified affecting right dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.32 for Monoplegia, unspecified affecting left dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.33 for Monoplegia, unspecified affecting right nondominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.34 for Monoplegia, unspecified affecting left nondominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.4 for Cauda equina syndrome
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.5 for Locked-in state
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - G83.8 for Other specified paralytic syndromes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.81 for Brown-Sequard syndrome
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.82 for Anterior cord syndrome
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.83 for Posterior cord syndrome
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.84 for Todd's paralysis (postepileptic)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.89 for Other specified paralytic syndromes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G83.9 for Paralytic syndrome, unspecified

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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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)