ICD-10-CM Code G36
Other acute disseminated demyelination
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code G36 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of G36 that describes the diagnosis 'other acute disseminated demyelination' in more detail.
- G36 Other acute disseminated demyelination NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code G36 is used to code Demyelinating disease
A demyelinating disease is any disease of the nervous system in which the myelin sheath of neurons is damaged. This damage impairs the conduction of signals in the affected nerves. In turn, the reduction in conduction ability causes deficiency in sensation, movement, cognition, or other functions depending on which nerves are involved.
|MeSH Codes:||D003711, D003711, D003711|
|ICD 9 Codes:||340, 341, 357.0|
Photomicrograph of a demyelinating MS-Lesion. Immunohistochemical staining for CD68 highlights numerous macrophages (brown). Original magnification 10×.
Coding Notes for G36 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Postinfectious encephalitis and encephalomyelitis NOS - instead, use code G04.01
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'G36 - Other acute disseminated demyelination'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code G36. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.