ICD-9 Code 342.81

Other specified hemiplegia and hemiparesis affecting dominant side

Not Valid for Submission

342.81 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified hemiplegia and hemiparesis affecting dominant side. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 342.81
Short Description:Ot sp hmiplga domnt side
Long Description:Other specified hemiplegia and hemiparesis affecting dominant side

Convert 342.81 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • G81.91 - Hemiplegia, unspecified affecting right dominant side
  • G81.92 - Hemiplegia, unspecified affecting left dominant side

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (320–359)
    • Other disorders of the central nervous system (340-349)
      • 342 Hemiplegia and hemiparesis

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Paralysis

Also called: Hemiplegia, Palsy, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia

Paralysis is the loss of muscle function in part of your body. It happens when something goes wrong with the way messages pass between your brain and muscles. Paralysis can be complete or partial. It can occur on one or both sides of your body. It can also occur in just one area, or it can be widespread. Paralysis of the lower half of your body, including both legs, is called paraplegia. Paralysis of the arms and legs is quadriplegia.

Most paralysis is due to strokes or injuries such as spinal cord injury or a broken neck. Other causes of paralysis include

  • Nerve diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Autoimmune diseases such as Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Bell's palsy, which affects muscles in the face

Polio used to be a cause of paralysis, but polio no longer occurs in the U.S.

  • Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis
  • Hypokalemic periodic paralysis
  • Muscle function loss

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 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.