The ICD-10 Code for Quadriplegia is G82.50.
G82.50 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. The 2018 edition of ICD-10-CM G82.50 became effective on October 1, 2017.
ICD-9-CM 344.00 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 344.00 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Quadriplegia is paralysis caused by illness or injury that results in the partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso. The loss usually means that both sensation and control are lost. Muscles may be flaccid or spastic. Paralysis can be either partial, periodic, complete, or incomplete. Paralysis of both the arms and legs has traditionally been called quadriplegia. Quad comes from the Latin word for four and plegia comes from the Greek word for inability to move. Currently the term tetraplegia is becoming more popular, but it means the same thing. Tetra is from the Greek word for inability to move.
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