Valid for Submission
G96.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of disorder of central nervous system, unspecified. The code G96.9 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 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.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like G96.9 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 G96.9 are found in the index:
- - Disease, diseased - See Also: Syndrome;
- - Encephalomyelopathy - G96.9
- - Encephalomyeloradiculopathy - G96.9
- - Meningoencephalomyelopathy - G96.9
- - Meningoencephalopathy - G96.9
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
- Functional disease of the CNS with neuroendocrine disturbance
- Headache due to intracranial disease
- Neuropathic spondylopathy
- Tremor due to central nervous system disease
Convert G96.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code G96.9 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
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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Spinal Cord Diseases
Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. It is protected by your vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up your spine. If you have an accident that damages the vertebrae or other parts of the spine, this can also injure the spinal cord. Other spinal cord problems include
- Infections such as meningitis and polio
- Inflammatory diseases
- Autoimmune diseases
- Degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy
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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