2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G72.9

Myopathy, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • G72.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM G72.9 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G72.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 G72.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above G72.9 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 G72.9:
  • G00-G99
    2019 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 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
  • Disorder of muscle
  • Myopathy
Clinical Information
  • Acquired, familial, and congenital disorders of skeletal muscle and smooth muscle.
  • Impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning of the muscle.
  • Your muscles help you move and help your body work. Different types of muscles have different jobs. There are many problems that can affect muscles. Muscle disorders can cause weakness, pain or even paralysis. There may be no known cause for a muscle disorder. Some known causes include
    • injury or overuse, such as sprains or strains, cramps or tendinitis
    • genetics, such as muscular dystrophy
    • some cancers
    • inflammation, such as myositis
    • diseases of nerves that affect muscles
    • infections
    • certain medicines
ICD-10-CM G72.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 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 G72.9 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to G72.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To G72.9
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
G80.3 Athetoid cerebral palsy
G80.4 Ataxic cerebral palsy

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