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ICD-10-CM Code G71
Primary disorders of muscles

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code G71 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the six child codes of G71 that describes the diagnosis 'primary disorders of muscles' in more detail.


The ICD code G71 is used to code Myopathy

Myopathy is a muscular disease in which the muscle fibers do not function for any one of many reasons, resulting in muscular weakness. "Myopathy" simply means muscle disease (myo- Greek μυο "muscle" + pathos -pathy Greek "suffering"). This meaning implies that the primary defect is within the muscle, as opposed to the nerves ("neuropathies" or "neurogenic" disorders) or elsewhere (e.g., the brain etc.). Muscle cramps, stiffness, and spasm can also be associated with myopathy.

Specialty: Rheumatology
MeSH Codes: D009135, D009135, D009135, D009135, D009135, D009135, D009135
ICD 9 Codes: 359.4, 359.5, 359.6, 359.7, 359.8, 359.9, 728

Coding Notes for G71 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita - instead, use code Q74.3
Metabolic disorders - instead, use Section E70-E88
Myositis - instead, use code M60.-

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'G71 - Primary disorders of muscles'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code G71. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


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