ICD-10-CM Code G70.0
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 G70.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of G70.0 that describes the diagnosis 'myasthenia gravis' in more detail.
- G70.0 Myasthenia gravis NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code G700 is used to code Myasthenia gravis
Myasthenia gravis (from Greek μύς "muscle", ἀσθένεια "weakness", and Latin: gravis "serious"; abbreviated MG) is a neuromuscular disease that leads to fluctuating muscle weakness and fatigue. In the most common cases, muscle weakness is caused by circulating antibodies that block acetylcholine receptors at the postsynaptic neuromuscular junction, inhibiting the excitatory effects of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine on nicotinic receptors at neuromuscular junctions. Alternatively, in a much rarer form, muscle weakness is caused by a genetic defect in some portion of the neuromuscular junction that is inherited at birth as opposed to developing through passive transmission from the mother's immune system at birth or through autoimmunity later in life.
|MeSH Codes:||D009157, D009157|
|ICD 9 Codes:||358.0, 358.01|
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for an external cause code
- Possible requirement for morphology code
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'G70.0 - Myasthenia gravis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code G70.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.