ICD-10-CM Code G96.9

Disorder of central nervous system, unspecified

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

G96.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of disorder of central nervous system, unspecified. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code G96.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute lymphoid leukemia in remission, central nervous disorder associated with aids, central nervous system complication, central nervous system dysfunction in newborn, dementia due to disorder of central nervous system, disorder of central nervous system co-occurrent and due to acute lymphoid leukemia, etc

ICD-10:G96.9
Short Description:Disorder of central nervous system, unspecified
Long Description:Disorder of central nervous system, unspecified

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 G96.9 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Acute lymphoid leukemia in remission
  • Central nervous disorder associated with AIDS
  • Central nervous system complication
  • Central nervous system dysfunction in newborn
  • Dementia due to disorder of central nervous system
  • Disorder of central nervous system co-occurrent and due to acute lymphoid leukemia
  • Disorder of central nervous system co-occurrent and due to acute lymphoid leukemia in remission
  • Disorder of central nervous system co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Disorder of central nervous system due to xeroderma pigmentosum
  • Disorder of meninges
  • Disorder of neurometabolic regulation
  • Disorder of the central nervous system
  • Encephalomyelopathy
  • Functional disease of the CNS with neuroendocrine disturbance
  • Headache due to intracranial disease
  • Lymphoid leukemia in remission
  • Neuropathic spondylopathy
  • Tremor due to central nervous system disease

Convert G96.9 to ICD-9

  • 349.9 - Cns disorder NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Other disorders of the nervous system (G89-G99)
      • Other disorders of central nervous system (G96)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


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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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  • Inflammatory diseases
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Symptoms vary but might include pain, numbness, loss of sensation and muscle weakness. These symptoms can occur around the spinal cord, and also in other areas such as your arms and legs. Treatments often include medicines and surgery.

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