ICD-10-CM Code G54
Nerve root and plexus disorders
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code G54 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the ten child codes of G54 that describes the diagnosis 'nerve root and plexus disorders' in more detail.
- G54 Nerve root and plexus disorders NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code G54 is used to code Radiculopathy
Radiculopathy refers to a set of conditions in which one or more nerves are affected and do not work properly (a neuropathy). The location of the injury is at the level of the nerve root (radix = "root"). This can result in pain (radicular pain), weakness, numbness, or difficulty controlling specific muscles.
|MeSH Codes:||D011843, D011843, D011843|
|ICD 9 Codes:||723.4, 724.4, 729.2|
C6-C7 is the most common location for radiculopathy in the neck
Coding Notes for G54 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Current traumatic nerve root and plexus disorders - see nerve injury by body region
- Intervertebral disc disorders - instead, use Section M50-M51
- Neuralgia or neuritis NOS - instead, use code M79.2
- Neuritis or radiculitis brachial NOS - instead, use code M54.13
- Neuritis or radiculitis lumbar NOS - instead, use code M54.16
- Neuritis or radiculitis lumbosacral NOS - instead, use code M54.17
- Neuritis or radiculitis thoracic NOS - instead, use code M54.14
- Radiculitis NOS - instead, use code M54.10
- Radiculopathy NOS - instead, use code M54.10
- Spondylosis - instead, use code M47.-
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'G54 - Nerve root and plexus disorders'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code G54. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.