AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Codes

Friedreich Ataxia

Code G11.11, Friedreich ataxia, was created for Friedreich ataxia (FA or FRDA). Codes G11.10, Early-onset cerebellar ataxia, unspecified, and G11.19, Other early-onset cerebellar ataxia, were created for unspecified and certain other early-onset cerebellar ataxias.FA is a genetic neurological disorder that causes progressive symptoms of gait and balance instability, impaired coordination of muscles, dysarthria-causing impaired speech, scoliosis, loss of sensation of the limbs, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and loss of hearing and vision. Although FA is rare, it is the most common cause of hereditary ataxia.When a region of the FXN gene repeats a GAA segment more...

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