Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79.2

Neuralgia and neuritis, unspecified

  • M79.2 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, M79.2 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Description Synonyms
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuralgia (nerve pain)
  • Neuralgia of arm
  • Neuralgia of upper limb
  • Neuralgia, leg
  • Neuralgia/neuritis - lower leg
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis (nerve inflammation)
  • Neuropathic (nerve) pain
  • Neuropathic pain
Type 1 Excludes
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 35 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 M79.2 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 M79.2 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM M79.2 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 073 Cranial & peripheral nerve disorders with mcc
  • 074 Cranial & peripheral nerve disorders without mcc
Convert ICD-10-CM M79.2 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM M79.2:
  • Neuralgia, neuralgic (acute) M79.2
  • Neuritis (rheumatoid) M79.2