2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G93.41

Metabolic encephalopathy

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Metabolic encephalopathy
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Code Navigator:

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Other disorders of the nervous system
      • Other disorders of brain

G93.41 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of metabolic encephalopathy. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • 3-Methylglutaconic aciduria type 4
  • 3-methylglutaconic aciduria type IV with sensorineural deafness, encephalopathy and Leigh-like syndrome
  • Acute disorder of hemodialysis
  • Atypical glycine encephalopathy
  • Childhood encephalopathy due to thiamine pyrophosphokinase deficiency
  • Complication of hemodialysis
  • Congenital microcephaly, severe encephalopathy, progressive cerebral atrophy syndrome
  • Deficiency of dioxygenase
  • Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome
  • Encephalopathy due to mitochondrial and peroxisomal fission defect
  • Encephalopathy due to sulfite oxidase deficiency
  • Encephalopathy with sepsis
  • Ethylmalonic encephalopathy
  • Ethylmalonic encephalopathy protein 1 deficiency
  • Glucose transporter protein type 1 deficiency syndrome
  • Hyperglycinemia
  • Hyperglycinemia
  • Hyponatremic encephalopathy
  • Inborn error of amino acid metabolism
  • Infantile glycine encephalopathy
  • ITPA-related lethal infantile neurological disorder with cataract and cardiac involvement
  • Metabolic encephalopathy
  • Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, hepatocerebral form due to DGUOK deficiency
  • Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy
  • Mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy syndrome
  • Myxedema encephalopathy
  • Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia
  • Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia
  • Progressive polyneuropathy with bilateral striatal necrosis
  • Recurrent metabolic encephalomyopathic crises, rhabdomyolysis, cardiac arrhythmia, intellectual disability syndrome
  • Secondary amyloid encephalopathy
  • Severe X-linked mitochondrial encephalomyopathy
  • Thiamine-responsive encephalopathy
  • TMEM70 related mitochondrial encephalo-cardio-myopathy
  • Urate encephalopathy
  • Uremic encephalopathy

Clinical Classification

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Septic encephalopathy

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert G93.41 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 348.31 - Metabolic encephalopathy

Patient Education

Brain Diseases

Your brain is the control center of your body. It controls your thoughts, memory, speech, and movement. It regulates the function of many organs. It's part of your nervous system, which also includes your spinal cord and peripheral nerves. The nervous system sends signals between your brain and the rest of the body. Your nerves take in information from your senses and send it to the brain to be processed. Your brain and nerves also communicate to help you move and to control your body's functions.

When the brain is healthy, it works quickly and automatically. But when you have a brain disease, it may affect how well you can function and do your daily activities. Some common brain diseases include:

  • Brain tumors, which can press on nerves and affect brain function.
  • Degenerative nerve diseases, which can affect many of your body's activities, such as balance, movement, talking, breathing, and heart function. Types include Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
  • Encephalitis (inflammation in the brain), which can lead to problems such as vision loss, weakness, and paralysis.
  • Genetic brain disorders, which are caused by changes in genes (also called variants or mutations). These disorders can affect the development and function of the brain.
  • Strokes, which can cause a loss of brain cells and can affect your ability to think clearly.
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), which can affect brain function. They may range from mild to severe. The effects of a TBI may be temporary or permanent.

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 therapies such as physical, occupational, and speech therapies, may cure the disease or improve the symptoms.

[Learn More in MedlinePlus]

Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • 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. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Chronic - a chronic condition code indicates a condition lasting 12 months or longer and its effect on the patient based on one or both of the following criteria:

  • The condition results in the need for ongoing intervention with medical products,treatment, services, and special equipment
  • The condition places limitations on self-care, independent living, and social interactions.