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ICD-10-CM Code J38.0
Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx

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 J38.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of J38.0 that describes the diagnosis 'paralysis of vocal cords and larynx' in more detail.

The ICD code J380 is used to code Vocal cord paresis

Vocal cord paresis (or paralysis) is weakness of one or both vocal folds. Symptoms of paresis include hoarseness; vocal fatigue; mild to severe reduction in vocal volume; pain in the throat when speaking; shortness of breath; aspiration (food or liquids going down the trachea) with frequent resultant coughing, and in extreme cases may cause death. Gargling fluids may also become difficult. Vocal cord paresis can greatly impact daily life, employment, job choice, social interactions, and leisure time pursuits.

Specialty: Pulmonology
MeSH Code: D014826
ICD 9 Code: 478.30
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for J38.0 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.
Paralysis of glottis

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Laryngismus paralyticus (finding)

Parent Code: J38 - Diseases of vocal cords and larynx, not elsewhere classified

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