2021 ICD-10-CM Code G71.02

Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

G71.02 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. The code G71.02 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code G71.02 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like autosomal dominant muscular dystrophy not predominantly limb girdle, autosomal recessive muscular dystrophy not predominantly limb girdle, erb's muscular dystrophy, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy or scapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.

ICD-10:G71.02
Short Description:Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
Long Description:Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

Code Classification

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 G71.02:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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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 G71.02 are found in the index:

Approximate Synonyms

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

Clinical Information

Replacement Code

G7102 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

Information for Patients


Muscular Dystrophy

Also called: MD

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of more than 30 inherited diseases. They all cause muscle weakness and muscle loss. Some forms of MD appear in infancy or childhood. Others may not appear until middle age or later. The different types can vary in whom they affect, which muscles they affect, and what the symptoms are. All forms of MD grow worse as the person's muscles get weaker. Most people with MD eventually lose the ability to walk.

There is no cure for muscular dystrophy. Treatments can help with the symptoms and prevent complications. They include physical and speech therapy, orthopedic devices, surgery, and medications. Some people with MD have mild cases that worsen slowly. Others cases are disabling and severe.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019