ICD-10-CM Code G80.3

Athetoid cerebral palsy

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

G80.3 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of athetoid cerebral palsy. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code G80.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like athetoid cerebral palsy, athetoid cerebral palsy, athetosis, athetosis, athetosis, brachycephaly, etc

Short Description:Athetoid cerebral palsy
Long Description:Athetoid cerebral palsy

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 G80.3:

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.
  • Double athetosis (syndrome)
  • Dyskinetic cerebral palsy
  • Dystonic cerebral palsy
  • Vogt disease

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 G80.3 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:

  • Athetoid cerebral palsy
  • Athetoid cerebral palsy
  • Athetosis
  • Athetosis
  • Athetosis
  • Brachycephaly
  • Chorea-athetoid cerebral palsy
  • Choreic cerebral palsy
  • Congenital athetosis
  • Congenital sequelae of disorders
  • Double athetosis
  • Dyskinetic cerebral palsy
  • Dyskinetic cerebral palsy
  • Dystonic cerebral palsy
  • Dystonic/rigid cerebral palsy
  • Severe microbrachycephaly, intellectual disability, athetoid cerebral palsy syndrome
  • Status marmoratus

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

Convert G80.3 to ICD-9

  • 333.71 - Athetoid cerebral palsy

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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