2018/2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M43.2

Fusion of spine

Applicable To
  • Ankylosis of spinal joint
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as M43.2. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • ankylosing spondylitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M45.0

    Ankylosing spondylitis of multiple sites in spine

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • congenital fusion of spine (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q76.4

    Other congenital malformations of spine, not associated with scoliosis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (M43.2) and the excluded code together.
  • arthrodesis status (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z98.1

    Arthrodesis status

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • pseudoarthrosis after fusion or arthrodesis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M96.0

    Pseudarthrosis after fusion or arthrodesis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
The following code(s) above M43.2 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 M43.2:
  • M00-M99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range M00-M99

    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

    • 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
  • M43
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M43

    Other deforming dorsopathies

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis (Q76.2)
    • hemivertebra (Q76.3-Q76.4)
    • Klippel-Feil syndrome (Q76.1)
    • lumbarization and sacralization (Q76.4)
    • platyspondylisis (Q76.4)
    • spina bifida occulta (Q76.0)
    • spinal curvature in osteoporosis (M80.-)
    • spinal curvature in Paget's disease of bone [osteitis deformans] (M88.-)
    Other deforming dorsopathies
Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to M43.2:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M43.2
M43.10 …… site unspecified
M43.11 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
M43.12 …… cervical region
M43.13 …… cervicothoracic region
M43.14 …… thoracic region
M43.15 …… thoracolumbar region
M43.16 …… lumbar region
M43.17 …… lumbosacral region
M43.18 …… sacral and sacrococcygeal region
M43.19 …… multiple sites in spine
M43.2 Fusion of spine
M43.20 …… site unspecified
M43.21 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
M43.22 …… cervical region
M43.23 …… cervicothoracic region
M43.24 …… thoracic region
M43.25 …… thoracolumbar region
M43.26 …… lumbar region
M43.27 …… lumbosacral region
M43.28 …… sacral and sacrococcygeal region
M43.3 Recurrent atlantoaxial dislocation with myelopathy

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