ICD-10-CM Code G93.5
Compression of brain
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
G93.5 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of compression of brain. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code G935 is used to code Brain herniation
Brain herniation is a potentially deadly side effect of very high pressure within the skull that occurs when a part of the brain is squeezed across structures within the skull. The brain can shift across such structures as the falx cerebri, the tentorium cerebelli, and even through the foramen magnum (the hole in the base of the skull through which the spinal cord connects with the brain). Herniation can be caused by a number of factors that cause a mass effect and increase intracranial pressure (ICP): these include traumatic brain injury, intracranial hemorrhage, or brain tumor.
|ICD 9 Code:||348.4|
MRI showing injury due to brain herniation
Coding Notes for G93.5 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.
- Arnold-Chiari type 1 compression of brain
- Compression of brain (stem)
- Herniation of brain (stem)
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."
- Diffuse traumatic compression of brain - instead, use code S06.2-
- Focal traumatic compression of brain - instead, use code S06.3-
- DRG Group #080-081 - Nontraumatic stupor and coma with MCC.
- DRG Group #080-081 - Nontraumatic stupor and coma without MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'G93.5 - Compression of brain'
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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 348.4 was previously used, G93.5 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.