What Is the ICD-9 Code for Cerebral Palsy?


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According to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, code 333.71 of the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition specifies athetoid cerebral palsy, code 343.8 refers to other specified infantile cerebral palsy and code 343.9 is infantile cerebral palsy unspecified. These codes are used for medical records and billing.

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The American College of Emergency Physicians states that the ICD-9 was originally developed to track diseases and was not intended for billing purposes, although it has that use in the United States. The ICD is revised regularly as diseases are discovered and reclassified, and the Ninth Edition is the latest as of 2014.

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