ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 24, 2017
J38.0 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx
Inclusion Term
  • Laryngoplegia
  • Paralysis of glottis

More specific codes for Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx

  • J38.00 - Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx, unspecified
  • J38.01 - Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx, unilateral
  • J38.02 - Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx, bilateral
See also ICD 10 code for
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J38.0 Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.