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ICD-10-CM Code G71.9
Primary disorder of muscle, unspecified

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

G71.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of primary disorder of muscle, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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 G71.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Hereditary myopathy NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #091-093 - Other disorders of nervous system with MCC.
  • DRG Group #091-093 - Other disorders of nervous system with CC.
  • DRG Group #091-093 - Other disorders of nervous system without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Hereditary myopathy with early respiratory failure (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'G71.9 - Primary disorder of muscle, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code G71.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Myopathy, unspecified (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code G71.9 and a single ICD9 code, 359.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: G71 - Primary disorders of muscles

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/G719