G60 - Hereditary and idiopathic neuropathy

Version 2023
Short Description:Hereditary and idiopathic neuropathy
Long Description:Hereditary and idiopathic neuropathy
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Polyneuropathies and other disorders of the peripheral nervous system (G60-G65)
      • Hereditary and idiopathic neuropathy (G60)

G60 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 and idiopathic neuropathy. 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 and idiopathic neuropathy

Non-specific codes like G60 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 and idiopathic neuropathy:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G60.0 for Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G60.1 for Refsum's disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G60.2 for Neuropathy in association with hereditary ataxia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G60.3 for Idiopathic progressive neuropathy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G60.8 for Other hereditary and idiopathic neuropathies
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G60.9 for Hereditary and idiopathic neuropathy, unspecified

Patient Education

Peripheral Nerve Disorders

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 :

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

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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