2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G53

Cranial nerve disorders in diseases classified elsewhere

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
  • G53 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM G53 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G53 - other international versions of ICD-10 G53 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • G53 describes the manifestation of an underlying disease, not the disease itself.
Code First
Code First Help
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • underlying disease, such as:
  • neoplasm (C00-D49
    ICD-10-CM Range C00-D49

    Neoplasms

    • C00-C14 Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity ...
    • C15-C26 Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs
    • C30-C39 Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and i...
    • C40-C41 Malignant neoplasms of bone and articula...
    • C43-C44 Melanoma and other malignant neoplasms o...
    • C45-C49 Malignant neoplasms of mesothelial and s...
    • C50-C50 Malignant neoplasms of breast
    • C51-C58 Malignant neoplasms of female genital or...
    • C60-C63 Malignant neoplasms of male genital orga...
    • C64-C68 Malignant neoplasms of urinary tract
    • C69-C72 Malignant neoplasms of eye, brain and ot...
    • C73-C75 Malignant neoplasms of thyroid and other...
    • C76-C80 Malignant neoplasms of ill-defined, othe...
    • C7A-C7A Malignant neuroendocrine tumors
    • C7B-C7B Secondary neuroendocrine tumors
    • C81-C96 Malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, hematop...
    • D00-D09 In situ neoplasms
    • D10-D36 Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroend...
    • D37-D48 Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycyt...
    • D3A-D3A Benign neuroendocrine tumors
    • D49-D49 Neoplasms of unspecified behavior
    )
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as G53. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • multiple cranial nerve palsy in sarcoidosis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D86.82

    Multiple cranial nerve palsies in sarcoidosis

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    D86.82
    )
  • multiple cranial nerve palsy in syphilis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.15

    Late syphilitic neuropathy

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    Applicable To
    • Late syphilitic acoustic neuritis
    • Late syphilitic optic (nerve) atrophy
    • Late syphilitic polyneuropathy
    • Late syphilitic retrobulbar neuritis
    A52.15
    )
  • postherpetic geniculate ganglionitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B02.21

    Postherpetic geniculate ganglionitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    B02.21
    )
  • postherpetic trigeminal neuralgia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B02.22

    Postherpetic trigeminal neuralgia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    B02.22
    )
The following code(s) above G53 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to G53:
  • G00-G99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range G00-G99

    Diseases of the nervous system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the nervous system
  • G50-G59
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range G50-G59

    Nerve, nerve root and plexus disorders

    Type 1 Excludes
    • current traumatic nerve, nerve root and plexus disorders - see Injury, nerve by body region
    • neuralgia NOS (M79.2)
    • neuritis NOS (M79.2)
    • peripheral neuritis in pregnancy (O26.82-)
    • radiculitis NOS (M54.1-)
    Nerve, nerve root and plexus disorders
ICD-10-CM G53 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 073 Cranial and peripheral nerve disorders with mcc
  • 074 Cranial and peripheral nerve disorders without mcc

Convert G53 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To G53
G51.8 Other disorders of facial nerve
G51.9 Disorder of facial nerve, unspecified
G52 Disorders of other cranial nerves
G52.0 Disorders of olfactory nerve
G52.1 Disorders of glossopharyngeal nerve
G52.2 Disorders of vagus nerve
G52.3 Disorders of hypoglossal nerve
G52.7 Disorders of multiple cranial nerves
G52.8 Disorders of other specified cranial nerves
G52.9 Cranial nerve disorder, unspecified
G53 Cranial nerve disorders in diseases classified elsewhere
G54 Nerve root and plexus disorders
G54.0 Brachial plexus disorders
G54.1 Lumbosacral plexus disorders
G54.2 Cervical root disorders, not elsewhere classified
G54.3 Thoracic root disorders, not elsewhere classified
G54.4 Lumbosacral root disorders, not elsewhere classified
G54.5 Neuralgic amyotrophy
G54.6 Phantom limb syndrome with pain
G54.7 Phantom limb syndrome without pain
G54.8 Other nerve root and plexus disorders

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.