2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G04.8

Other encephalitis, myelitis and encephalomyelitis

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    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G40
    • G40 Epilepsy and recurrent seizures
      • G40.0 Localization-related (focal) (partial) idiopa...
        • G40.00 Localization-related (focal) (partial) idiopa...
          • G40.001 Localization-related (focal) (partial) idiopa...
          • G40.009 Localization-related (focal) (partial) idiopa...
        • G40.01 Localization-related (focal) (partial) idiopa...
          • G40.011 Localization-related (focal) (partial) idiopa...
          • G40.019 Localization-related (focal) (partial) idiopa...
      • G40.1 Localization-related (focal) (partial) sympto...
        • G40.10 Localization-related (focal) (partial) sympto...
          • G40.101 Localization-related (focal) (partial) sympto...
          • G40.109 Localization-related (focal) (partial) sympto...
        • G40.11 Localization-related (focal) (partial) sympto...
          • G40.111 Localization-related (focal) (partial) sympto...
          • G40.119 Localization-related (focal) (partial) sympto...
      • G40.2 Localization-related (focal) (partial) sympto...
        • G40.20 Localization-related (focal) (partial) sympto...
          • G40.201 Localization-related (focal) (partial) sympto...
          • G40.209 Localization-related (focal) (partial) sympto...
        • G40.21 Localization-related (focal) (partial) sympto...
          • G40.211 Localization-related (focal) (partial) sympto...
          • G40.219 Localization-related (focal) (partial) sympto...
      • G40.3 Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic...
        • G40.30 Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic...
          • G40.301 Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic...
          • G40.309 Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic...
        • G40.31 Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic...
          • G40.311 Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic...
          • G40.319 Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic...
      • G40.A Absence epileptic syndrome
        • G40.A0 Absence epileptic syndrome, not intractable
          • G40.A01 Absence epileptic syndrome, not intractable, ...
          • G40.A09 Absence epileptic syndrome, not intractable, ...
        • G40.A1 Absence epileptic syndrome, intractable
          • G40.A11 Absence epileptic syndrome, intractable, with...
          • G40.A19 Absence epileptic syndrome, intractable, with...
      • G40.B Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy [impulsive petit ...
        • G40.B0 Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, not intractable
          • G40.B01 Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, not intractable,...
          • G40.B09 Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, not intractable,...
        • G40.B1 Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, intractable
          • G40.B11 Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, intractable, wit...
          • G40.B19 Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, intractable, wit...
      • G40.4 Other generalized epilepsy and epileptic synd...
        • G40.40 Other generalized epilepsy and epileptic synd...
          • G40.401 Other generalized epilepsy and epileptic synd...
          • G40.409 Other generalized epilepsy and epileptic synd...
        • G40.41 Other generalized epilepsy and epileptic synd...
          • G40.411 Other generalized epilepsy and epileptic synd...
          • G40.419 Other generalized epilepsy and epileptic synd...
      • G40.5 Epileptic seizures related to external causes...
        • G40.50 Epileptic seizures related to external causes...
          • G40.501 Epileptic seizures related to external causes...
          • G40.509 Epileptic seizures related to external causes...
      • G40.8 Other epilepsy and recurrent seizures
        • G40.80 Other epilepsy
          • G40.801 Other epilepsy, not intractable, with status ...
          • G40.802 Other epilepsy, not intractable, without stat...
          • G40.803 Other epilepsy, intractable, with status epil...
          • G40.804 Other epilepsy, intractable, without status e...
        • G40.81 Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
          • G40.811 Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, not intractable, wit...
          • G40.812 Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, not intractable, wit...
          • G40.813 Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, intractable, with st...
          • G40.814 Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, intractable, without...
        • G40.82 Epileptic spasms
          • G40.821 Epileptic spasms, not intractable, with statu...
          • G40.822 Epileptic spasms, not intractable, without st...
          • G40.823 Epileptic spasms, intractable, with status ep...
          • G40.824 Epileptic spasms, intractable, without status...
        • G40.89 Other seizures
      • G40.9 Epilepsy, unspecified
        • G40.90 Epilepsy, unspecified, not intractable
          • G40.901 Epilepsy, unspecified, not intractable, with ...
          • G40.909 Epilepsy, unspecified, not intractable, witho...
        • G40.91 Epilepsy, unspecified, intractable
          • G40.911 Epilepsy, unspecified, intractable, with stat...
          • G40.919 Epilepsy, unspecified, intractable, without s...
    G40.-
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    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R56.9

    Unspecified convulsions

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Convulsion disorder
    • Fit NOS
    • Recurrent convulsions
    • Seizure(s) (convulsive) NOS
    R56.9
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The following code(s) above G04.8 contain annotation back-references
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that may be applicable to G04.8:
  • G00-G99
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range G00-G99

    Diseases of the nervous system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the nervous system
  • G04
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G04

    Encephalitis, myelitis and encephalomyelitis

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • acute ascending myelitis
    • meningoencephalitis
    • meningomyelitis
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • acute transverse myelitis (G37.3-)
    • alcoholic encephalopathy (G31.2)
    • benign myalgic encephalomyelitis (G93.3)
    • multiple sclerosis (G35)
    • subacute necrotizing myelitis (G37.4)
    • toxic encephalitis (G92)
    • toxic encephalopathy (G92)
    Encephalitis, myelitis and encephalomyelitis
Code History
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To G04.8
G04.00 Acute disseminated encephalitis and encephalomyelitis, unspecified
G04.01 Postinfectious acute disseminated encephalitis and encephalomyelitis (postinfectious ADEM)
G04.02 Postimmunization acute disseminated encephalitis, myelitis and encephalomyelitis
G04.1 Tropical spastic paraplegia
G04.2 Bacterial meningoencephalitis and meningomyelitis, not elsewhere classified
G04.3 Acute necrotizing hemorrhagic encephalopathy
G04.30 …… unspecified
G04.31 Postinfectious acute necrotizing hemorrhagic encephalopathy
G04.32 Postimmunization acute necrotizing hemorrhagic encephalopathy
G04.39 Other acute necrotizing hemorrhagic encephalopathy
G04.8 Other encephalitis, myelitis and encephalomyelitis
G04.81 Other encephalitis and encephalomyelitis
G04.89 Other myelitis
G04.9 Encephalitis, myelitis and encephalomyelitis, unspecified
G04.90 Encephalitis and encephalomyelitis, unspecified
G04.91 Myelitis, unspecified
G05 Encephalitis, myelitis and encephalomyelitis in diseases classified elsewhere
G05.3 Encephalitis and encephalomyelitis in diseases classified elsewhere
G05.4 Myelitis in diseases classified elsewhere
G06 Intracranial and intraspinal abscess and granuloma
G06.0 Intracranial abscess and granuloma

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