2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G91.2

(Idiopathic) normal pressure hydrocephalus

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • G91.2 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM G91.2 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G91.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 G91.2 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus NOS
The following code(s) above G91.2 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 G91.2:
  • G00-G99
    2019 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
  • G91
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G91

    Hydrocephalus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • acquired hydrocephalus
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Arnold-Chiari syndrome with hydrocephalus (Q07.-)
    • congenital hydrocephalus (Q03.-)
    • spina bifida with hydrocephalus (Q05.-)
    Hydrocephalus
Approximate Synonyms
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
Clinical Information
  • A form of compensated hydrocephalus characterized clinically by a slowly progressive gait disorder (see gait disorders, neurologic), progressive intellectual decline, and urinary incontinence. Spinal fluid pressure tends to be in the high normal range. This condition may result from processes which interfere with the absorption of csf including subarachnoid hemorrhage, chronic meningitis, and other conditions. (from Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp631-3)
ICD-10-CM G91.2 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 056 Degenerative nervous system disorders with mcc
  • 057 Degenerative nervous system disorders without mcc

Convert G91.2 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to G91.2:
  • Hydrocephalus (acquired) (external) (internal) (malignant) (recurrent) G91.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G91.9

    Hydrocephalus, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To G91.2
G90.521 Complex regional pain syndrome I of right lower limb
G90.522 Complex regional pain syndrome I of left lower limb
G90.523 …… bilateral
G90.529 Complex regional pain syndrome I of unspecified lower limb
G90.59 Complex regional pain syndrome I of other specified site
G90.8 Other disorders of autonomic nervous system
G90.9 Disorder of the autonomic nervous system, unspecified
G91 Hydrocephalus
G91.0 Communicating hydrocephalus
G91.1 Obstructive hydrocephalus
G91.2 (Idiopathic) normal pressure hydrocephalus
G91.3 Post-traumatic hydrocephalus, unspecified
G91.4 Hydrocephalus in diseases classified elsewhere
G91.8 Other hydrocephalus
G91.9 Hydrocephalus, unspecified
G92 Toxic encephalopathy
G93 Other disorders of brain
G93.0 Cerebral cysts
G93.1 Anoxic brain damage, not elsewhere classified
G93.2 Benign intracranial hypertension
G93.3 Postviral fatigue syndrome

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.