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ICD-10-CM Code G40.5
Epileptic seizures related to external causes

Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code G40.5 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the one child codes of G40.5 that describes the diagnosis 'epileptic seizures related to external causes' in more detail.

The ICD code G405 is used to code Epilepsia partialis continua

Epilepsia partialis continua (also called Kojevnikov's epilepsia) is a rare type of brain disorder in which a patient experiences recurrent motor epileptic seizures that are focal (hands and face), and recur every few seconds or minutes for extended periods (days or years).

Specialty: Neurology
MeSH Code: D017036
ICD 9 Code: 345.7
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for G40.5 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion 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.
Epileptic seizures related to alcohol
Epileptic seizures related to drugs
Epileptic seizures related to hormonal changes
Epileptic seizures related to sleep deprivation
Epileptic seizures related to stress
Additional Code Note:
Use Additional Code
Use Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
Code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug See Section T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
Code Also Note:
Code Also
A 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.
, if applicable, associated epilepsy and recurrent seizures See code G40.-

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Narcotic withdrawal epilepsy (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for an external cause code
  • Possible requirement for causative agent code

Parent Code: G40 - Epilepsy and recurrent seizures

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