ICD-10-CM Code G54

Nerve root and plexus disorders

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

G54 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of nerve root and plexus disorders. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:G54
Short Description:Nerve root and plexus disorders
Long Description:Nerve root and plexus disorders

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • G54.0 - Brachial plexus disorders
  • G54.1 - Lumbosacral plexus disorders
  • G54.2 - Cervical root disorders, not elsewhere classified
  • G54.3 - Thoracic root disorders, not elsewhere classified
  • G54.4 - Lumbosacral root disorders, not elsewhere classified
  • G54.5 - Neuralgic amyotrophy
  • G54.6 - Phantom limb syndrome with pain
  • G54.7 - Phantom limb syndrome without pain
  • G54.8 - Other nerve root and plexus disorders
  • G54.9 - Nerve root and plexus disorder, 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 G54:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • current traumatic nerve root and plexus disorders - see nerve injury by body region
  • intervertebral disc disorders M50 M51
  • neuralgia or neuritis NOS M79.2
  • neuritis or radiculitis brachial NOS M54.13
  • neuritis or radiculitis lumbar NOS M54.16
  • neuritis or radiculitis lumbosacral NOS M54.17
  • neuritis or radiculitis thoracic NOS M54.14
  • radiculitis NOS M54.10
  • radiculopathy NOS M54.10
  • spondylosis M47

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Nerve, nerve root and plexus disorders (G50-G59)
      • Nerve root and plexus disorders (G54)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Also called: Neuritis, Peripheral neuritis, Peripheral neuropathy

Your peripheral nerves are the ones outside your brain and spinal cord. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral nerve disorders distort or interrupt the messages between the brain and the rest of the body.

There are more than 100 kinds of peripheral nerve disorders. They can affect one nerve or many nerves. Some are the result of other diseases, like diabetic nerve problems. Others, like Guillain-Barre syndrome, happen after a virus infection. Still others are from nerve compression, like carpal tunnel syndrome or thoracic outlet syndrome. In some cases, like complex regional pain syndrome and brachial plexus injuries, the problem begins after an injury. Some people are born with peripheral nerve disorders.

Symptoms often start gradually, and then get worse. They include

  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Burning or tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sensitivity to touch

Treatment aims to treat any underlying problem, reduce pain and control symptoms.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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