ICD-10-CM Code A81.01
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
A81.01 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code A810 is used to code Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (/ˈkrɔɪtsfɛlt ˈjɑːkoʊb/ KROITS-felt YAH-kohb) or CJD is a degenerative neurological disease that is incurable and invariably fatal. CJD is at times called a human form of mad cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy or BSE). However, given that BSE is believed to be the cause of variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob (vCJD) disease in humans, the two are often confused.
|ICD 9 Code:||461|
Tonsil biopsy in variant CJD. Prion protein immunostaining.
Coding Notes for A81.01 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- DRG Group #056-057 - Degenerative nervous system disorders with MCC.
- DRG Group #056-057 - Degenerative nervous system disorders without MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A81.01 - Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 046.11 was previously used, A81.01 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.