2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M42

Spinal osteochondrosis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • M42 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM M42 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M42 - other international versions of ICD-10 M42 may differ.
The following code(s) above M42 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to M42:
  • M00-M99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range M00-M99

    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

    Note
    • Use an external cause code following the code for the musculoskeletal condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the musculoskeletal condition
    Type 2 Excludes
    • arthropathic psoriasis (L40.5-)
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • compartment syndrome (traumatic) (T79.A-)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
Clinical Information
  • A bone disorder involving ossification centers (epiphyses) of the vertebral column.
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to M42:
  • Type 1 Excludes: M40.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M40.0

    Postural kyphosis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • osteochondrosis of spine (M42.-)
  • Type 2 Excludes: M93
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M93

    Other osteochondropathies

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • osteochondrosis of spine (M42.-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M42
M41.57 …… lumbosacral region
M41.8 Other forms of scoliosis
M41.80 …… site unspecified
M41.82 …… cervical region
M41.83 …… cervicothoracic region
M41.84 …… thoracic region
M41.85 …… thoracolumbar region
M41.86 …… lumbar region
M41.87 …… lumbosacral region
M41.9 Scoliosis, unspecified
M42 Spinal osteochondrosis
M42.0 Juvenile osteochondrosis of spine
M42.00 …… site unspecified
M42.01 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
M42.02 …… cervical region
M42.03 …… cervicothoracic region
M42.04 …… thoracic region
M42.05 …… thoracolumbar region
M42.06 …… lumbar region
M42.07 …… lumbosacral region
M42.08 …… sacral and sacrococcygeal region

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