Not Valid for Submission
G51 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of facial nerve disorders. The code is not specific and 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 Facial nerve disorders
Non-specific codes like G51 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 facial nerve disorders:
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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code G51:
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
- disorders of 7th cranial nerve
- FACIAL NERVE DISEASES-. diseases of the facial nerve or nuclei. pontine disorders may affect the facial nuclei or nerve fascicle. the nerve may be involved intracranially along its course through the petrous portion of the temporal bone or along its extracranial course. clinical manifestations include facial muscle weakness loss of taste from the anterior tongue hyperacusis and decreased lacrimation.
Information for Patients
Facial Injuries and Disorders
Face injuries and disorders can cause pain and affect how you look. In severe cases, they can affect sight, speech, breathing and your ability to swallow. Broken bones, especially the bones of your nose, cheekbone and jaw, are common facial injuries.
Certain diseases also lead to facial disorders. For example, nerve diseases like trigeminal neuralgia or Bell's palsy sometimes cause facial pain, spasms and trouble with eye or facial movement. Birth defects can also affect the face. They can cause underdeveloped or unusually prominent facial features or a lack of facial expression. Cleft lip and palate are a common facial birth defect.
- Face pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Facial nerve palsy due to birth trauma (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Facial paralysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Facial trauma (Medical Encyclopedia)
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