Valid for Submission
G83.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of paralytic syndrome, unspecified. The code G83.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code G83.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute paralysis due to lesion of spinal cord, bilateral paresis, chronic paralysis due to lesion of spinal cord, complete bilateral paralysis, complete bilateral paresis , contracture of gastrocnemius muscle due to paralysis, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like G83.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 G83.9 are found in the index:
- - Palsy - See Also: Paralysis; - G83.9
- - Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) - G83.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute paralysis due to lesion of spinal cord
- Bilateral paresis
- Chronic paralysis due to lesion of spinal cord
- Complete bilateral paralysis
- Complete bilateral paresis
- Contracture of gastrocnemius muscle due to paralysis
- Intermediate syndrome
- Late effects of poliomyelitis
- Paralysis due to lesion of spinal cord
- Paralysis following electric shock
- Paralysis present
- Paralytic syndrome
- Paralytic syndrome of all four limbs
- Paralytic syndrome of both lower limbs
- Paralytic syndrome of one limb
- Paralytic syndrome on both sides of the body
- Paralytic syndrome on one side of the body
- Paresis as late effect of poliomyelitis
- Partial bilateral paralysis
- Spastic paralysis
- Spastic paralysis due to birth injury
- Spastic paralysis due to spinal birth injury
- Spastic paresis
- Spinal cord injury due to birth trauma
- Spine injury due to birth trauma
Convert G83.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code G83.9 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
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.
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