2021 ICD-10-CM Code G72

Other and unspecified myopathies

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

G72 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other and unspecified myopathies. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like G72 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

ICD-10:G72
Short Description:Other and unspecified myopathies
Long Description:Other and unspecified myopathies

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other and unspecified myopathies

Non-specific codes like G72 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 other and unspecified myopathies:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G72.0 for Drug-induced myopathy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G72.1 for Alcoholic myopathy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G72.2 for Myopathy due to other toxic agents
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G72.3 for Periodic paralysis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - G72.4 for Inflammatory and immune myopathies, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G72.41 for Inclusion body myositis [IBM]
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G72.49 for Other inflammatory and immune myopathies, not elsewhere classified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - G72.8 for Other specified myopathies
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G72.81 for Critical illness myopathy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G72.89 for Other specified myopathies
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G72.9 for Myopathy, unspecified

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 G72:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Information for Patients


Muscle Disorders

Also called: Myopathy

Your muscles help you move and help your body work. Different types of muscles have different jobs. There are many problems that can affect muscles. Muscle disorders can cause weakness, pain or even paralysis.

Causes of muscle disorders include

Sometimes the cause is not known.


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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
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)