G11 - Hereditary ataxia

Version 2023
Short Description:Hereditary ataxia
Long Description:Hereditary ataxia
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Systemic atrophies primarily affecting the central nervous system (G10-G14)
      • Hereditary ataxia (G11)

G11 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of hereditary ataxia. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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

Non-specific 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:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G11.0 for Congenital nonprogressive ataxia
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - G11.1 for Early-onset cerebellar ataxia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G11.10 for Early-onset cerebellar ataxia, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G11.11 for Friedreich ataxia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G11.19 for Other early-onset cerebellar ataxia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G11.2 for Late-onset cerebellar ataxia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G11.3 for Cerebellar ataxia with defective DNA repair
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G11.4 for Hereditary spastic paraplegia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G11.8 for Other hereditary ataxias
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G11.9 for Hereditary ataxia, unspecified

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
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Cerebellar Disorders

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Treatment of cerebellar disorders depends on the cause. In some cases, there is no cure but treatment may help with symptoms.

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Movement Disorders

Movement disorders are neurologic conditions that cause problems with movement, such as:

There are many different movement disorders. Some of the more common types include:

Causes of movement disorders include:

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.

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