Multiple Sclerosis ICD 9 Code

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6446

Billable Medical Code for Multiple Sclerosis

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 340

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 340.

Known As

Multiple sclerosis is also known as chronic progressive multiple sclerosis (disorder), dementia due to multiple sclerosis w behavior changes, dementia due to multiple sclerosis with altered behavior, dementia from multiple sclerosis, exacerbation of multiple sclerosis (disorder) multiple sclerosis (MS) chronic/progressive, multiple sclerosis (MS) exacerbation, multiple sclerosis (MS) primary progressive, multiple sclerosis (MS) relapsing progressive, multiple sclerosis (MS) relapsing remitting, multiple sclerosis (MS) secondary progressive, multiple sclerosis chronic/progressive, multiple sclerosis exacerbation, multiple sclerosis primary progressive, multiple sclerosis relapsing progressive, multiple sclerosis relapsing remitting, multiple sclerosis secondary progressive, primary progressive multiple sclerosis, relapsing progressive multiple sclerosis, relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis, remittent-progressive multiple sclerosis, and secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. This applies to disseminated or multiple sclerosis: NOS, brain stem, cord, and generalized.

Multiple Sclerosis Definition and Symptoms

Multiple sclerosis is a disease where the body’s immune system eats away the protective cover (myelin) which covers the nerves. This damage causes interference in communication between the brain, spinal cord, and other areas of the body. This disease has no cure, however there are treatments available to help manage symptoms and reduce progression. Symptoms include partial or complete loss of central vision, tingling in parts of the body, lack of coordination, slurred speech, dizziness, fatigue, and numbness in one ore more limbs.