2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G40.89

Other seizures

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  • G40.89 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM G40.89 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G40.89 - other international versions of ICD-10 G40.89 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as G40.89. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • post traumatic seizures (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R56.1

    Post traumatic seizures

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    Type 1 Excludes
    • post traumatic epilepsy (G40.-)
    R56.1
    )
  • recurrent seizures NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G40.909

    Epilepsy, unspecified, not intractable, without status epilepticus

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    Applicable To
    • Epilepsy NOS
    • Epileptic convulsions NOS
    • Epileptic fits NOS
    • Epileptic seizures NOS
    • Recurrent seizures NOS
    • Seizure disorder NOS
    G40.909
    )
  • seizure NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R56.9

    Unspecified convulsions

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Convulsion disorder
    • Fit NOS
    • Recurrent convulsions
    • Seizure(s) (convulsive) NOS
    R56.9
    )
The following code(s) above G40.89 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to G40.89:
  • G00-G99
    2020 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
  • G40
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G40

    Epilepsy and recurrent seizures

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    Note
    • the following terms are to be considered equivalent to intractable: pharmacoresistant (pharmacologically resistant), treatment resistant, refractory (medically) and poorly controlled
    Type 1 Excludes
    • conversion disorder with seizures (F44.5)
    • convulsions NOS (R56.9)
    • post traumatic seizures (R56.1)
    • seizure (convulsive) NOS (R56.9)
    • seizure of newborn (P90)
    Type 2 Excludes
    Epilepsy and recurrent seizures
  • G40.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G40.8

    Other epilepsy and recurrent seizures

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Epilepsies and epileptic syndromes undetermined as to whether they are focal or generalized
    • Landau-Kleffner syndrome
    Other epilepsy and recurrent seizures
Approximate Synonyms
  • Benign rolandic epilepsy
  • Focal motor seizure
  • Generalized seizure
  • Seizure, generalized
  • Seizures, post-traumatic
  • Seizures, rolandic
ICD-10-CM G40.89 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 023 Craniotomy with major device implant or acute complex cns pdx with mcc or chemotherapy implant or epilepsy with neurostimulator
  • 100 Seizures with mcc
  • 101 Seizures without mcc

Convert G40.89 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to G40.89:
  • Seizure(s) R56.9
    - see also Convulsions
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R56.9

    Unspecified convulsions

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Convulsion disorder
    • Fit NOS
    • Recurrent convulsions
    • Seizure(s) (convulsive) NOS
    • specified NEC G40.89

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To G40.89
G40.81 Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
G40.811 …… not intractable, with status epilepticus
G40.812 …… not intractable, without status epilepticus
G40.813 …… intractable, with status epilepticus
G40.814 …… intractable, without status epilepticus
G40.82 Epileptic spasms
G40.821 …… not intractable, with status epilepticus
G40.822 …… not intractable, without status epilepticus
G40.823 …… intractable, with status epilepticus
G40.824 …… intractable, without status epilepticus
G40.89 Other seizures
G40.9 Epilepsy, unspecified
G40.90 Epilepsy, unspecified, not intractable
G40.901 …… with status epilepticus
G40.909 …… without status epilepticus
G40.91 Epilepsy, unspecified, intractable
G40.911 …… with status epilepticus
G40.919 …… without status epilepticus
G43 Migraine
G43.0 Migraine without aura
G43.00 Migraine without aura, not intractable

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