ICD-10-CM Code G71.02

Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

G71.02 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. The code is valid for the year 2020 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 or autosomal recessive muscular dystrophy not predominantly limb girdle or erb's muscular dystrophy or facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy or scapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.

Short Description:Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
Long Description:Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

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 G71.02:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Scapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

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:


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

  • Autosomal dominant muscular dystrophy not predominantly limb girdle
  • Autosomal recessive muscular dystrophy not predominantly limb girdle
  • Erb's muscular dystrophy
  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
  • Scapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

Clinical Information

  • MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY FACIOSCAPULOHUMERAL-. an autosomal dominant degenerative muscle disease characterized by slowly progressive weakness of the muscles of the face upper arm and shoulder girdle. the onset of symptoms usually occurs in the first or second decade of life. affected individuals usually present with impairment of upper extremity elevation. this tends to be followed by facial weakness primarily involving the orbicularis oris and orbicularis oculi muscles. neuromuscul disord 1997;71:55 62; adams et al. principles of neurology 6th ed p1420

Replacement Code

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

  • G71.0 - Muscular dystrophy

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Diseases of myoneural junction and muscle (G70-G73)
      • Primary disorders of muscles (G71)

Code History

  • FY 2019 - Code Added, 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

Muscular Dystrophy

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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