2021 ICD-10-CM Code G93

Other disorders of brain

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

G93 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 disorders of brain. 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.

Short Description:Other disorders of brain
Long Description:Other disorders of brain

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other disorders of brain

Non-specific codes like G93 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 disorders of brain:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G93.0 for Cerebral cysts
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G93.1 for Anoxic brain damage, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G93.2 for Benign intracranial hypertension
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G93.3 for Postviral fatigue syndrome
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - G93.4 for Other and unspecified encephalopathy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G93.40 for Encephalopathy, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G93.41 for Metabolic encephalopathy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G93.49 for Other encephalopathy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G93.5 for Compression of brain
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G93.6 for Cerebral edema
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G93.7 for Reye's syndrome
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - G93.8 for Other specified disorders of brain
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G93.81 for Temporal sclerosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G93.82 for Brain death
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G93.89 for Other specified disorders of brain
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G93.9 for Disorder of brain, unspecified

Information for Patients

Brain Diseases

The brain is the control center of the body. It controls thoughts, memory, speech, and movement. It regulates the function of many organs. When the brain is healthy, it works quickly and automatically. However, when problems occur, the results can be devastating.

Inflammation in the brain can lead to problems such as vision loss, weakness and paralysis. Loss of brain cells, which happens if you suffer a stroke, can affect your ability to think clearly. Brain tumors can also press on nerves and affect brain function. Some brain diseases are genetic. And we do not know what causes some brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.

The symptoms of brain diseases vary widely depending on the specific problem. In some cases, damage is permanent. In other cases, treatments such as surgery, medicines, or physical therapy can correct the source of the problem or improve symptoms.

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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)