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Multiple Sclerosis F010

Last amended 
28 June 2015

Current RMA Instruments:

Reasonable Hypothesis SOP
100 of 2011
Balance of Probabilities SOP
101 of 2011
Changes from Previous instruments:

SOP Bulletin 153

ICD Coding:
  • ICD-9-CM Codes: 340
  • ICD-10-AM Codes: G35

Multiple sclerosis is a long-term progressive neurological condition typically affecting young to middle aged adults and causing a range of symptoms such as muscle weakness, numbness and changes in vision.  The course of disease is highly variable, but there are often episodes (attacks) of symptoms with partial or complete recovery periods in between.

Is specific diagnostic evidence required to apply the SOP?No.
Are there sub-factors that require specific information? – No.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
  • Disseminated sclerosis
Unconfirmed diagnosis

If, after applying the above information, you are unable to confirm the diagnosis, you should then:

  1. seek medical officer advice about further investigation, or;
  2. generate a diagnostic report, or;
  3. re-encode the condition, if appropriate.

The following investigations may be useful in establishing the diagnosis.

  • Report from a neurologist
  • Report of an MRI scan