Not Valid for Submission
G11 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of hereditary ataxia. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
Specific Coding for Hereditary ataxia
Header codes like G11 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for hereditary ataxia:
- G11.0 - Congenital nonprogressive ataxia
- G11.1 - Early-onset cerebellar ataxia
- G11.10 - Early-onset cerebellar ataxia, unspecified
- G11.11 - Friedreich ataxia
- G11.19 - Other early-onset cerebellar ataxia
- G11.2 - Late-onset cerebellar ataxia
- G11.3 - Cerebellar ataxia with defective DNA repair
- G11.4 - Hereditary spastic paraplegia
- G11.8 - Other hereditary ataxias
- G11.9 - ... unspecified
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code G11:
Type 2 ExcludesType 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
- FRIEDREICH ATAXIA-. an autosomal recessive disease usually of childhood onset characterized pathologically by degeneration of the spinocerebellar tracts posterior columns and to a lesser extent the corticospinal tracts. clinical manifestations include gait ataxia pes cavus speech impairment lateral curvature of spine rhythmic head tremor kyphoscoliosis congestive heart failure secondary to a cardiomyopathy and lower extremity weakness. most forms of this condition are associated with a mutation in a gene on chromosome 9 at band q13 which codes for the mitochondrial protein frataxin. from adams et al. principles of neurology 6th ed p1081; n engl j med 1996 oct 17;33516:1169 75 the severity of friedreich ataxia associated with expansion of gaa repeats in the first intron of the frataxin gene correlates with the number of trinucleotide repeats. from durr et al n engl j med 1996 oct 17;33516:1169 75
- SPINOCEREBELLAR DEGENERATIONS-. a heterogenous group of degenerative syndromes marked by progressive cerebellar dysfunction either in isolation or combined with other neurologic manifestations. sporadic and inherited subtypes occur. inheritance patterns include autosomal dominant autosomal recessive and x linked.
Information for Patients
When you play the piano or hit a tennis ball you are activating the cerebellum. The cerebellum is the area of the brain that controls coordination and balance. Problems with the cerebellum include
- Genetic disorders
- Ataxias - failure of muscle control in the arms and legs that result in movement disorders
- Degeneration - disorders caused by brain cells decreasing in size or wasting away
Treatment of cerebellar disorders depends on the cause. In some cases, there is no cure but treatment may help with symptoms.
NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- Acute cerebellar ataxia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Olivopontocerebellar atrophy (Medical Encyclopedia)
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Movement disorders are neurologic conditions that cause problems with movement, such as
- Increased movement that can be voluntary (intentional) or involuntary (unintended)
- Decreased or slow voluntary movement
There are many different movement disorders. Some of the more common types include
- Ataxia, the loss of muscle coordination
- Dystonia, in which involuntary contractions of your muscles cause twisting and repetitive movements. The movements can be painful.
- Huntington's disease, an inherited disease that causes nerve cells in certain parts of the brain to waste away. This includes the nerve cells that help to control voluntary movement.
- Parkinson's disease, which is disorder that slowly gets worse over time. It causes tremors, slowness of movement, and trouble walking.
- Tourette syndrome, a condition which causes people to make sudden twitches, movements, or sounds (tics)
- Tremor and essential tremor, which cause involuntary trembling or shaking movements. The movements may be in one or more parts of your body.
Causes of movement disorders include
- Damage to the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves
- Metabolic disorders
- Stroke and vascular diseases
Treatment varies by disorder. Medicines can cure some disorders. Others get better when an underlying disease is treated. Often, however, there is no cure. In that case, the goal of treatment is to improve symptoms and relieve pain.
- Angelman syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Chronic motor tic disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Facial tics (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Movement - uncontrollable (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Movement - uncontrolled or slow (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Movement - uncoordinated (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Movement - unpredictable or jerky (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA) (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Tardive dyskinesia (Medical Encyclopedia)
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