ICD-10-CM Code G72.81
Critical illness myopathy
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
G72.81 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of critical illness myopathy. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code G72 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.
|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 G72.81 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Acute necrotizing myopathy
- Acute quadriplegic myopathy
- Intensive care (ICU) myopathy
- Myopathy of critical illness
- 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.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'G72.81 - Critical illness myopathy'
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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 359.81 was previously used, G72.81 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.