2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G71.2

Congenital myopathies

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • G71.2 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 G71.2 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G71.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 G71.2 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Central core disease
  • Fiber-type disproportion
  • Minicore disease
  • Multicore disease
  • Myotubular (centronuclear) myopathy
  • Nemaline myopathy
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 G71.2. 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.
  • arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q74.3

    Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Q74.3
    )
The following code(s) above G71.2 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 G71.2:
  • 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
  • G71
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G71

    Primary disorders of muscles

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (Q74.3)
    • metabolic disorders (E70-E88)
    • myositis (M60.-)
    Primary disorders of muscles
Approximate Synonyms
  • Congenital anomaly of skeletal muscle
  • Congenital hereditary muscular dystrophy
  • Muscular dystrophy, congenital hereditary
  • Myopathy, congenital
  • Myopathy, myotubular
  • Myotubular myopathy
  • Walker warburg congenital muscular dystrophy
Clinical Information
  • A group of inherited congenital myopathic conditions characterized clinically by weakness, hypotonia, and prominent hypoplasia of proximal muscles including the face. Muscle biopsy reveals large numbers of rod-shaped structures beneath the muscle fiber plasma membrane. This disorder is genetically heterogeneous and may occasionally present in adults. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1453)
  • An autosomal dominant congenital disorder affecting the skeletal muscles. Microscopically, it is characterized by disorganized areas, which are called cores, seen usually in the center of the muscle fibers. Clinically it presents as mild to severe muscle weakness. It may be associated with skeletal abnormalities including scoliosis, joint deformities, and hip dislocation.
  • An inherited congenital myopathic condition characterized by weakness and hypotonia in infancy and delayed motor development. Muscle biopsy reveals a condensation of myofibrils and myofibrillar material in the central portion of each muscle fiber. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1452)
ICD-10-CM G71.2 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 091 Other disorders of nervous system with mcc
  • 092 Other disorders of nervous system with cc
  • 093 Other disorders of nervous system without cc/mcc

Convert G71.2 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to G71.2:
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • central core G71.2
    • minicore G71.2
    • multicore G71.2
    • nemaline body G71.2
  • Disproportion
    • fiber-type G71.2
  • Myopathy G72.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G72.9

    Myopathy, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • benign congenital G71.2
    • central core G71.2
    • centronuclear G71.2
    • congenital G71.2 (benign)
    • myotubular G71.2
    • nemaline G71.2
    • rod G71.2

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To G71.2
G71.00 …… unspecified
G71.01 Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy
G71.02 Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
G71.09 Other specified muscular dystrophies
G71.1 Myotonic disorders
G71.11 Myotonic muscular dystrophy
G71.12 Myotonia congenita
G71.13 Myotonic chondrodystrophy
G71.14 Drug induced myotonia
G71.19 Other specified myotonic disorders
G71.2 Congenital myopathies
G71.3 Mitochondrial myopathy, not elsewhere classified
G71.8 Other primary disorders of muscles
G71.9 Primary disorder of muscle, unspecified
G72 Other and unspecified myopathies
G72.0 Drug-induced myopathy
G72.1 Alcoholic myopathy
G72.2 Myopathy due to other toxic agents
G72.3 Periodic paralysis
G72.4 Inflammatory and immune myopathies, not elsewhere classified
G72.41 Inclusion body myositis [IBM]

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