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mitochondrial myopathy

  1. #1
    Default mitochondrial myopathy
    Medical Coding Books
    can anyone help me with a code for this?? thanks

  2. #2
    The closest I can get is congenital myopathy - 359.0, since mitochondrial is inherited from the mother's portion of their DNA. I'll keep looking, though!
    Last edited by btadlock1; 01-04-2011 at 06:43 PM.

  3. #3
    Actually, this website I just found says 359.8 is the correct code:
    Neuromuscular Conditions

    334.8 Ataxia telangiectasia (other spinocerebellar diseases)
    356.1 Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (peroneal muscular atrophy)
    359.1 Duchenne / Becker Muscular dystrophy (hereditary progressive muscular dystrophy)
    359.1 Facioscapulohumeral (FSHMD) (hereditary progressive muscular dystrophy)
    359.1 Limb Girdle MD (hereditary progressive muscular dystrophy)
    334.0 Fredreich Ataxia
    333.4 Huntington disease
    359.8 Mitochondrial myopathy (other myopathies)
    359.2 Myotonic dystrophy (myotonic disorders)
    359.1 OPMD (Hereditary progressive muscular dystrophy)
    335.0 Spinomuscular atrophy, type I (Werdnig-Hoffmann disease)
    335.11 Spinomuscular atrophy, type II (Kugelberg-Welander disease)
    335.19 Spinomuscular atrophy, type III (other spinal muscular atrophy)
    334.2 SCA (primary cerebellar degeneration)

    I'd probably go with their advice...

  4. Default Pdx 277.87+359.89
    Here is my input

    Per ICD guideline "USE additional code for associated condition" mentioned under 277.87 vol 1, I'd assign

    PDX-277.87 (disorders of mitochondrial metabolism) +
    SDX-359.89 ( other myopathy)

    Pls look up
    Disorder - see also Disease /mitochondrial metabolism 277.87 as PDX
    Disease/metabolism/mitochondrial 277.87
    Myopathy/specified type-359.89 sdx
    Mitochondrial myopathies are a type of myopathy associated "with" mitochondrial disease.
    I'll agree with Brandi Tadlock's SDX ICD category choice.

    Last edited by msrd_081002; 01-05-2011 at 03:13 AM.

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