ICD-10 Coding/Diseases of the Nervous System

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This lesson introduces ICD-10-CM Diseases of the Nervous System.

Objectives and Skills[edit | edit source]

Objectives and skills for this lesson include:

  1. Apply ICD-10-CM coding guidelines for accurate selection and sequencing of diagnosis codes commonly used to describe diseases of the nervous system.
  2. Apply ICD-10-PCS coding guidelines for accurate selection of procedure codes commonly used to diagnose and treat diseases of the nervous system.
  3. Explain the difference between the central and peripheral nervous system.
  4. Identify the symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease and medications used to treat the condition.
  5. Recognize that dementia is an inherent part of Alzheimer's disease and know how to code behavioral disturbances including wandering.
  6. Distinguish between seizure and epilepsy.
  7. List terms, that when documented by the physician in describing epilepsy, equate to "intractable" for the 4th character of codes in category G40- of ICD-10-CM.

Guidelines[edit | edit source]

Start Here[edit | edit source]

ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting FY2019[edit | edit source]

Chapter 6 specific guidelines can be found on pages 41-44 of this document

Part 1: Diagnoses[edit | edit source]

Chapter 6 Introduction Video

CG I.C.6.a. Dominant/nondominant side[edit | edit source]

I.C.6.a. Video

CG I.C.6.b. Pain - Category G89[edit | edit source]

CG 1.C.6.b.1) General coding information[edit | edit source]

I.C.6.b.1) Video

CG 1.C.6.b.2) Pain due to devices, implants and grafts[edit | edit source]
CG 1.C.6.b.3) Postoperative Pain[edit | edit source]
CG 1.C.6.b.4) Chronic pain[edit | edit source]
CG 1.C.6.b.5) Neoplasm Related Pain[edit | edit source]

CLINICAL SCENARIO: 59-year-old male patient admitted for pain management of chronic pain due to secondary malignant neoplasm of bone.

G89.3, C79.51

CG 1.C.6.b.6) Chronic pain syndrome[edit | edit source]

Part 2: Procedures[edit | edit source]

CLINICAL SCENARIO: 42 year-old female admitted with left carpal tunnel syndrome undergoes open carpal tunnel release.

G56.02, 01N50ZZ

Learning Resources[edit | edit source]

Article: Parkinson's Disease:Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/parkinsons-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20376055

Article: What is Alzheimer's Disease? https://www.cdc.gov/aging/aginginfo/alzheimers.htm

Video: What Happens in Your Brain When You Have a Seizure? https://www.webmd.com/epilepsy/treat-epilepsy-seizures-16/video-seizure-animation

Activities[edit | edit source]

  1. Review Guidelines and Learning Resources for this chapter.
  2. Write and code a clinical scenario based on one ICD-10-CM guideline from this chapter. Cite the guideline and post above (Part 1: Diagnoses)
  3. Write and code a clinical scenario utilizing ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code(s) for conditions and treatments related to this chapter. Post above (Part 2: Procedures)
  4. Contribute to Lesson Summary and/or Key Terms.
  5. Go to LMS and complete weekly assignments.

Lesson Summary[edit | edit source]

Key Terms[edit | edit source]

Central nervous system - the brain and spinal cord[1]

Peripheral nervous system - all elements of the nervous system except the brain and spinal cord[1]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Leon-Chisen, Nelly. ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding handbook with answers (2019 revised edition ed.). Chicago. ISBN 1556484372. OCLC 1028890656.CS1 maint: extra text (link)