ICD-10-CM Code G62.0

Drug-induced polyneuropathy

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

G62.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of drug-induced polyneuropathy. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code G62.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like alcoholic polyneuropathy, chronic painful polyneuropathy following chemotherapy, methotrexate poisoning, neurological pain disorder, neuropathy caused by isoniazid, neurotoxicity, etc

ICD-10:G62.0
Short Description:Drug-induced polyneuropathy
Long Description:Drug-induced polyneuropathy

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 G62.0:

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  • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug T36 T50

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code G62.0 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Alcoholic polyneuropathy
  • Chronic painful polyneuropathy following chemotherapy
  • Methotrexate poisoning
  • Neurological pain disorder
  • Neuropathy caused by isoniazid
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Neurotoxicity due to L-asparaginase
  • Neurotoxicity due to methotrexate
  • Neurotoxicity due to procarbazine
  • Neurotoxicity due to vinblastine
  • Neurotoxicity due to vincristine
  • Peripheral neuropathy due to and following chemotherapy
  • Poisoning by L-asparaginase
  • Polyneuropathy due to drug
  • Procarbazine poisoning
  • Toxic polyneuropathy
  • Vinblastine poisoning
  • Vincristine poisoning

Convert G62.0 to ICD-9

  • 357.6 - Neuropathy due to drugs

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Polyneuropathies and other disorders of the peripheral nervous system (G60-G65)
      • Other and unspecified polyneuropathies (G62)

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

Information for Patients


Drug Reactions

Most of the time, medicines make our lives better. They reduce aches and pains, fight infections, and control problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes. But medicines can also cause unwanted reactions.

One problem is interactions, which may occur between

  • Two drugs, such as aspirin and blood thinners
  • Drugs and food, such as statins and grapefruit
  • Drugs and supplements, such as ginkgo and blood thinners
  • Drugs and diseases, such as aspirin and peptic ulcers

Interactions can change the actions of one or both drugs. The drugs might not work, or you could get side effects.

Side effects are unwanted effects caused by the drugs. Most are mild, such as a stomach aches or drowsiness, and go away after you stop taking the drug. Others can be more serious.

Drug allergies are another type of reaction. They can be mild or life-threatening. Skin reactions, such as hives and rashes, are the most common type. Anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, is more rare.

When you start a new prescription or over-the-counter medication, make sure you understand how to take it correctly. Know which other medications and foods you need to avoid. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.


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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

  • 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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