Diagnosis Coding for Hydrocephalus

September 6, 2018

Question:
What is the ICD-10-CM code for hydrocephalus following an intraventricular hemorrhage?

Answer:
That depends on how it is documented by the physician.  The code could be G91.0 (Communicating hydrocephalus) or G91.4 (Hydrocephalus in diseases classified elsewhere) or G91.8 (Other hydrocephalus).

*This response is based on the best information available as of 09/06/18.

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