ICD-10-CM Code G62.1
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
G62.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of alcoholic polyneuropathy. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code G621 is used to code Alcoholic polyneuropathy
Alcoholic polyneuropathy (A.K.A alcohol leg) is a neurological disorder in which multiple peripheral nerves throughout the body malfunction simultaneously. It is defined by axonal degeneration in neurons of both the sensory and motor systems and initially occurs at the distal ends of the longest axons in the body. This nerve damage causes an individual to experience pain and motor weakness, first in the feet and hands and then progressing centrally. Alcoholic polyneuropathy is caused primarily by chronic alcoholism; however, vitamin deficiencies are also known to contribute to its development. This disease typically occurs in chronic alcoholics who have some sort of nutritional deficiency. Treatment may involve nutritional supplementation, pain management, abstaining from alcohol.
|ICD 9 Code:||357.5|
An illustration of a neuron's structure. In alcoholic polyneuropathy myelin loss and axonal degeneration occurs.
- DRG Group #073-074 - Cranial and peripheral nerve disorders with MCC.
- DRG Group #073-074 - Cranial and peripheral nerve disorders without MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Korsakov's alcoholic psychosis with peripheral neuritis (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'G62.1 - Alcoholic polyneuropathy'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 357.5 was previously used, G62.1 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.