ICD-10-CM Code G31.2
Degeneration of nervous system due to alcohol
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
G31.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of degeneration of nervous system due to alcohol. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code G31 is used to code Neurodegeneration
Neurodegeneration is the umbrella term for the progressive loss of structure or function of neurons, including death of neurons. Many neurodegenerative diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Huntington's occur as a result of neurodegenerative processes. Such diseases are incurable, resulting in progressive degeneration and/or death of neuron cells. As research progresses, many similarities appear that relate these diseases to one another on a sub-cellular level. Discovering these similarities offers hope for therapeutic advances that could ameliorate many diseases simultaneously. There are many parallels between different neurodegenerative disorders including atypical protein assemblies as well as induced cell death. Neurodegeneration can be found in many different levels of neuronal circuitry ranging from molecular to systemic.
Coding Notes for G31.2 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.
- Alcoholic cerebellar ataxia
- Alcoholic cerebellar degeneration
- Alcoholic cerebral degeneration
- Alcoholic encephalopathy
- Dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system due to alcohol
Code Also Note:
Code AlsoA Code Also note indicates that two or more codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but the order of codes is at the coder's discretion. Code order depends on the severity of the conditions and the reason for the encounter.
- Associated alcoholism See code F10.-
- DRG Group #056-057 - Degenerative nervous system disorders with MCC.
- DRG Group #056-057 - Degenerative nervous system disorders without MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'G31.2 - Degeneration of nervous system due to alcohol'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code G31.2 and a single ICD9 code, 331.7 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.