ICD-10-CM Code G82

Paraplegia (paraparesis) and quadriplegia (quadriparesis)

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

G82 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of paraplegia (paraparesis) and quadriplegia (quadriparesis). The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Paraplegia (paraparesis) and quadriplegia (quadriparesis)
Long Description:Paraplegia (paraparesis) and quadriplegia (quadriparesis)

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

  • G82.2 - Paraplegia
  • G82.20 - Paraplegia, unspecified
  • G82.21 - Paraplegia, complete
  • G82.22 - Paraplegia, incomplete
  • G82.5 - Quadriplegia
  • G82.50 - Quadriplegia, unspecified
  • G82.51 - Quadriplegia, C1-C4 complete
  • G82.52 - Quadriplegia, C1-C4 incomplete
  • G82.53 - Quadriplegia, C5-C7 complete
  • G82.54 - Quadriplegia, C5-C7 incomplete

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 G82:

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.
  • congenital cerebral palsy G80
  • functional quadriplegia R53.2
  • hysterical paralysis F44.4

  • This category is to be used only when the listed conditions are reported without further specification, or are stated to be old or longstanding but of unspecified cause. The category is also for use in multiple coding to identify these conditions resulting from any cause

Clinical Information

  • PARAPLEGIA-. severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk. this condition is most often associated with spinal cord diseases although brain diseases; peripheral nervous system diseases; neuromuscular diseases; and muscular diseases may also cause bilateral leg weakness.
  • SPASTIC PARAPLEGIA HEREDITARY-. a group of inherited diseases that share similar phenotypes but are genetically diverse. different genetic loci for autosomal recessive autosomal dominant and x linked forms of hereditary spastic paraplegia have been identified. clinically patients present with slowly progressive distal limb weakness and lower extremity spasticity. peripheral sensory neurons may be affected in the later stages of the disease. j neurol neurosurg psychiatry 1998 jan;641:61 6; curr opin neurol 1997 aug;104:313 8
  • PARAPARESIS TROPICAL SPASTIC-. a subacute paralytic myeloneuropathy occurring endemically in tropical areas such as the caribbean colombia india and africa as well as in the southwestern region of japan; associated with infection by human t cell leukemia virus i. clinical manifestations include a slowly progressive spastic weakness of the legs increased reflexes babinski signs incontinence and loss of vibratory and position sensation. on pathologic examination inflammatory demyelination and necrotic lesions may be found in the spinal cord. adams et al. principles of neurology 6th ed p1239

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Cerebral palsy and other paralytic syndromes (G80-G83)
      • Paraplegia and quadriplegia (quadriparesis) (G82) (paraparesis)

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


Also called: Hemiplegia, Palsy, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia

Paralysis is the loss of muscle function in part of your body. It happens when something goes wrong with the way messages pass between your brain and muscles. Paralysis can be complete or partial. It can occur on one or both sides of your body. It can also occur in just one area, or it can be widespread. Paralysis of the lower half of your body, including both legs, is called paraplegia. Paralysis of the arms and legs is quadriplegia.

Most paralysis is due to strokes or injuries such as spinal cord injury or a broken neck. Other causes of paralysis include

  • Nerve diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Autoimmune diseases such as Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Bell's palsy, which affects muscles in the face

Polio used to be a cause of paralysis, but polio no longer occurs in the U.S.

  • Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypokalemic periodic paralysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle function loss (Medical Encyclopedia)

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