ICD-10-CM Code G60

Hereditary and idiopathic neuropathy

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

G60 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of hereditary and idiopathic neuropathy. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:G60
Short Description:Hereditary and idiopathic neuropathy
Long Description:Hereditary and idiopathic neuropathy

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

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

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)

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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