Billable Medical Code for Epilepsy Unspecified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 345.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 345.9.
This excludes convulsion (convulsive) disorder (780.39), convulsive seizure or fit NOS (780.39), and recurrent convulsions (780.39). This applies to epileptic convulsions, fits, or seizures NOS and
seizure disorder NOS
Seizure Disorder Definition and Symptoms
Seizure disorder, more commonly known as epilepsy, is a disorder in the brain that causes a person to have repeated convulsions (seizures). These convulsions are caused by disturbed brain activity. Some of the common causes include brain injury, brain tumor, infections, dementia, stroke, and abnormal blood vessels in the brain. Symptoms vary from person to person and can range from staring spells to violent shaking and loss of alertness.