2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G72.81

Critical illness myopathy

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • G72.81 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 G72.81 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G72.81 - other international versions of ICD-10 G72.81 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Acute necrotizing myopathy
  • Acute quadriplegic myopathy
  • Intensive care (ICU) myopathy
  • Myopathy of critical illness
The following code(s) above G72.81 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 G72.81:
  • 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
  • G72
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G72

    Other and unspecified myopathies

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (Q74.3)
    • dermatopolymyositis (M33.-)
    • ischemic infarction of muscle (M62.2-)
    • myositis (M60.-)
    • polymyositis (M33.2.-)
    Other and unspecified myopathies
Approximate Synonyms
  • Myopathy, critical illness
ICD-10-CM G72.81 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 G72.81 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
Code annotations containing back-references to G72.81:
  • Use Additional: R65.11
    , R65.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R65.11

    Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) of non-infectious origin with acute organ dysfunction

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code to identify specific acute organ dysfunction, such as:
    • acute kidney failure (N17.-)
    • acute respiratory failure (J96.0-)
    • critical illness myopathy (G72.81)
    • critical illness polyneuropathy (G62.81)
    • disseminated intravascular coagulopathy [DIC] (D65)
    • encephalopathy (metabolic) (septic) (G93.41)
    • hepatic failure (K72.0-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R65.2

    Severe sepsis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Infection with associated acute organ dysfunction
    • Sepsis with acute organ dysfunction
    • Sepsis with multiple organ dysfunction
    • Systemic inflammatory response syndrome due to infectious process with acute organ dysfunction
    Code First
    • underlying infection, such as:
    • infection following a procedure (T81.4-)
    • infections following infusion, transfusion and therapeutic injection (T80.2-)
    • puerperal sepsis (O85)
    • sepsis following complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion (O03.87)
    • sepsis following ectopic and molar pregnancy (O08.82)
    • sepsis following incomplete spontaneous abortion (O03.37)
    • sepsis following (induced) termination of pregnancy (O04.87)
    • sepsis NOS (A41.9)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify specific acute organ dysfunction, such as:
    • acute kidney failure (N17.-)
    • acute respiratory failure (J96.0-)
    • critical illness myopathy (G72.81)
    • critical illness polyneuropathy (G62.81)
    • disseminated intravascular coagulopathy [DIC] (D65)
    • encephalopathy (metabolic) (septic) (G93.41)
    • hepatic failure (K72.0-)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to G72.81:
  • Myopathy G72.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G72.9

    Myopathy, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • acute
      • necrotizing G72.81
      • quadriplegic G72.81
    • critical illness G72.81
    • intensive care G72.81 (ICU)
    • of critical illness G72.81

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To G72.81
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]
G72.49 Other inflammatory and immune myopathies, not elsewhere classified
G72.8 Other specified myopathies
G72.81 Critical illness myopathy
G72.89 Other specified myopathies
G72.9 Myopathy, unspecified
G73 Disorders of myoneural junction and muscle in diseases classified elsewhere
G73.1 Lambert-Eaton syndrome in neoplastic disease
G73.3 Myasthenic syndromes in other diseases classified elsewhere
G73.7 Myopathy in diseases classified elsewhere
G80 Cerebral palsy
G80.0 Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy
G80.1 Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy
G80.2 Spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy

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