ICD-10-CM Code G80

Cerebral palsy

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

G80 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:G80
Short Description:Cerebral palsy
Long Description:Cerebral palsy

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

  • G80.0 - Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy
  • G80.1 - Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy
  • G80.2 - Spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy
  • G80.3 - Athetoid cerebral palsy
  • G80.4 - Ataxic cerebral palsy
  • G80.8 - Other cerebral palsy
  • G80.9 - ... 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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code G80:

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.
  • hereditary spastic paraplegia G11.4

Clinical Information

  • CEREBRAL PALSY-. a heterogeneous group of nonprogressive motor disorders caused by chronic brain injuries that originate in the prenatal period perinatal period or first few years of life. the four major subtypes are spastic athetoid ataxic and mixed cerebral palsy with spastic forms being the most common. the motor disorder may range from difficulties with fine motor control to severe spasticity see muscle spasticity in all limbs. spastic diplegia little disease is the most common subtype and is characterized by spasticity that is more prominent in the legs than in the arms. pathologically this condition may be associated with leukomalacia periventricular. from dev med child neurol 1998 aug;408:520 7

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Cerebral palsy and other paralytic syndromes (G80-G83)
      • Cerebral palsy (G80)

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


Cerebral Palsy

Also called: CP

Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move and to maintain balance and posture. The disorders appear in the first few years of life. Usually they do not get worse over time. People with cerebral palsy may have difficulty walking. They may also have trouble with tasks such as writing or using scissors. Some have other medical conditions, including seizure disorders or mental impairment.

Cerebral palsy happens when the areas of the brain that control movement and posture do not develop correctly or get damaged. Early signs of cerebral palsy usually appear before 3 years of age. Babies with cerebral palsy are often slow to roll over, sit, crawl, smile, or walk. Some babies are born with cerebral palsy; others get it after they are born.

There is no cure for cerebral palsy, but treatment can improve the lives of those who have it. Treatment includes medicines, braces, and physical, occupational and speech therapy.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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