Bell’s palsy. G51.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM G51.0 became effective on October 1, 2021. This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G51.0 – other international versions of ICD-10 G51.0 may differ.
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What is the ICD 10 code for Bell’s palsy?
Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to G51.0: Bell’s palsy, paralysis G51.0 Diplegia (upper limbs) G83.0 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G83.0 Neuritis (rheumatoid) M79.2 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79.2 Palsy G83.9 – see also Paralysis ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G83.9
What is Bell’s palsy?
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bell’s palsy is an episode of facial muscle weakness or paralysis and begins and worsens over 48 hours. It results from damage to a facial nerve called the 7th cranial nerve and usually affects only one side of the face.
What is the latest version of ICD 10 for paralysis?
The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM G51.0 became effective on October 1, 2020. This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G51.0 – other international versions of ICD-10 G51.0 may differ. A syndrome characterized by the acute onset of unilateral facial paralysis which progresses over a 2-5 day period.
When was unilateral facial palsy discovered?
In 1821, Bell described the anatomy of the facial nerve and its “association with the unilateral facial palsy that bears his name.” However, Bell was not the first to discover the facial paralysis. Other Greek, Roman, and Persian physicians distinguished a facial muscle spasm from having a paralyzed face.
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