Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 351.0
Bell's palsy
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 351.0 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 351.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bells palsy
  • Bell's palsy of left face
  • Bell's palsy of right face
  • Facial nerve paralysis
  • Facial palsy
  • Facial palsy grade 1
  • Facial palsy grade 2
  • Facial palsy grade 3
  • Facial palsy grade 4
  • Facial palsy grade 5
  • Facial palsy grade 6
  • Facial palsy, grade 1
  • Facial palsy, grade 2
  • Facial palsy, grade 3
  • Facial palsy, grade 4
  • Facial palsy, grade 5
  • Facial palsy, grade 6
  • Left Bells palsy
  • Left facial palsy
  • Peripheral nerve facial nerve paralysis (disorder)
  • Right Bells palsy
  • Right facial palsy
Clinical Information
  • Severe or complete loss of facial muscle motor function; this condition may result from central or peripheral lesions; damage to cns motor pathways from the cerebral cortex to the facial nuclei in the pons leads to facial weakness that generally spares the forehead muscles; facial nerve diseases generally results in generalized hemifacial weakness; neuromuscular junction diseases and muscular diseases may also cause facial paralysis
Applies To
  • Facial palsy
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 351.0 converts directly to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM G51.0 Bell's palsy
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 351.0:
  • Bell's
    • spasm 351.0
  • Diplegia (upper limbs) 344.2
    • facial 351.0
  • Palsy (see also Paralysis) 344.9
    • Bell's 351.0
    • facial 351.0
    • seventh nerve 351.0
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) 344.9
    • Bell's 351.0
  • Spasm, spastic, spasticity (see also condition) 781.0
    • Bell's 351.0
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