Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 378.54
Sixth or abducens nerve palsy
  • 2014
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • Short description: Sixth nerve palsy.
  • ICD-9-CM 378.54 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 378.54 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).
  • You are viewing the 2014 version of ICD-9-CM 378.54.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 378.54: 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 378.54 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H49.20 Sixth [abducent] nerve palsy, unspecified eye
Approximate Synonyms
  • Abducens nerve disorder
  • Abducens nerve palsy
  • Abducens neuropathy
  • Bilat sixth cranial nerve palsy
  • Bilateral sixth cranial nerve palsy
  • L sixth cranial nerve palsy
  • Left sixth cranial nerve palsy
  • R sixth cranial nerve palsy
  • Right sixth cranial nerve palsy
  • Sixth cranial nerve palsy
  • Sixth cranial nerve palsy, both eyes
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 378.54:
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