Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 348.31
Metabolic encephalopathy
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 348.31 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 348.31 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 348.31 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM G93.41 Metabolic encephalopathy
Approximate Synonyms
  • Encephalopathy, metabolic
Clinical Information
  • Acquired or inborn metabolic diseases that produce brain dysfunction or damage. These include primary (i.e., disorders intrinsic to the brain) and secondary (i.e., extracranial) metabolic conditions that adversely affect cerebral function
348.31 Excludes
  • toxic metabolic encephalopathy (349.82)
Applies To
  • Septic encephalopathy
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 348.31:
  • Encephalopathy (acute) 348.30
    • metabolic (see also Delirium) 348.31
    • septic 348.31
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