ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G93.82

Brain death

Diagnosis Code G93.82

ICD-10: G93.82
Short Description: Brain death
Long Description: Brain death
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G93.82

Valid for Submission
The code G93.82 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Other disorders of the nervous system (G89-G99)
      • Other disorders of brain (G93)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Brainstem death
  • Brainstem death criteria
  • Brainstem death criteria fulfilled
  • Brainstem death criteria fulfilled after first examination
  • Brainstem death criteria fulfilled after second examination

Information for Patients


End of Life Issues

Also called: Death and dying, Terminal care

Planning for the end of life can be difficult. But by deciding what end-of-life care best suits your needs when you are healthy, you can help those close to you make the right choices when the time comes.

End-of-life planning usually includes making choices about the following:

  • The goals of care (for example, whether to use certain medicines during the last days of life)
  • Where you want to spend your final days
  • Which treatments for end-of-life care you wish to receive
  • What type of palliative care and hospice care you wish to receive

Advance directives can help make your wishes clear to your family and health care providers.

  • Deciding about treatments that prolong life (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Do not resuscitate orders (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Palliative care - what the final days are like (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Present on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

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