2021 ICD-10-CM Codes for Hemiplegia and hemiparesis (G81)

Clinical Terms for Hemiplegia and hemiparesis (G81)

Hemiplegia-. Severe or complete loss of motor function on one side of the body. This condition is usually caused by BRAIN DISEASES that are localized to the cerebral hemisphere opposite to the side of weakness. Less frequently, BRAIN STEM lesions; cervical SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; and other conditions may manifest as hemiplegia. The term hemiparesis (see PARESIS) refers to mild to moderate weakness involving one side of the body.

Instructional Notations

Type 1 Excludes Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

  • This category is to be used only when hemiplegia (complete)(incomplete) is reported without further specification, or is stated to be old or longstanding but of unspecified cause. The category is also for use in multiple coding to identify these types of hemiplegia resulting from any cause.
    • ICD-10 Index

      • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)

        • Cerebral palsy and other paralytic syndromes (G80-G83)

            • Hemiplegia and hemiparesis (G81)
            • G81 - Hemiplegia and hemiparesis NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • G81.0 - Flaccid hemiplegia NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • G81.00 - Flaccid hemiplegia affecting unspecified side BILLABLE CODE
            • G81.01 - Flaccid hemiplegia affecting right dominant side BILLABLE CODE
            • G81.02 - Flaccid hemiplegia affecting left dominant side BILLABLE CODE
            • G81.03 - Flaccid hemiplegia affecting right nondominant side BILLABLE CODE
            • G81.04 - Flaccid hemiplegia affecting left nondominant side BILLABLE CODE
            • G81.1 - Spastic hemiplegia NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • G81.10 - Spastic hemiplegia affecting unspecified side BILLABLE CODE
            • G81.11 - Spastic hemiplegia affecting right dominant side BILLABLE CODE
            • G81.12 - Spastic hemiplegia affecting left dominant side BILLABLE CODE
            • G81.13 - Spastic hemiplegia affecting right nondominant side BILLABLE CODE
            • G81.14 - Spastic hemiplegia affecting left nondominant side BILLABLE CODE
            • G81.9 - Hemiplegia, unspecified NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • G81.90 - Hemiplegia, unspecified affecting unspecified side BILLABLE CODE
            • G81.91 - Hemiplegia, unspecified affecting right dominant side BILLABLE CODE
            • G81.92 - Hemiplegia, unspecified affecting left dominant side BILLABLE CODE
            • G81.93 - Hemiplegia, unspecified affecting right nondominant side BILLABLE CODE
            • G81.94 - Hemiplegia, unspecified affecting left nondominant side BILLABLE CODE