Billable Medical Code for Other Conditions of Brain
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 348.89
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 348.89.
The Short Description Is: Brain conditions NEC.
Ventriculomegaly is also known as absence seizure with automatisms, automatism, basal ganglia degeneration with calcification, borries’ syndrome, brain compression due to focal lesion,
brain death documented by electrocerebral silence (finding), brain lesion, brainstem death, cerebral alteration, cerebral calcification, cerebral loiasis, cerebral pseudosclerosis, cerebral ventricular distension, cerebral ventriculomegaly, command automatism, compression of brain due to focal lesion, cortical paralysis of fixation syndrome, discrimination disorder, dorsal midbrain syndrome, electrocerebral silence, electrocerebral silence (brain death), hamartoma of brain, infectious disease of brain, ischemic encephalopathy, language disorder associated with right hemisphere damage, lesion of brain (finding), localized cranial lesion, mass lesion of brain, motor cortical disorder, parkinsonism with calcification of basal ganglia, plasmodium falciparum malaria with cerebral complications, pneumocephalus, polioencephalopathy, premotor cortex syndrome, sensory somatic cortical disorder, stenosis of foramen magnum, suprasellar syndrome, sylvian aqueduct syndrome, syringoencephalia, syringoencephalomyelia, tension pneumocephalus, thalamic pain, thalamic syndrome, ventriculomegaly, ventriculomegaly brain, and west syndrome. This excludes brain death (348.82). This applies to cerebral: calcification and fungus.
Ventriculomegaly Definition and Symptoms
Ventriculomegaly is a brain condition that develops in the fetus where the ventricles of the brain appear abnormally large on an ultrasound. This abnormality only occurs in 1% of pregnancies and only requires treatment if it causes hydrocephalus, which is excess pressure in the brain that is caused by the build up of cerebrospinal fluid that can cause very serious long term damage.