2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M47

Spondylosis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • M47 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 M47 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M47 - other international versions of ICD-10 M47 may differ.
Includes
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  • arthrosis or osteoarthritis of spine
  • degeneration of facet joints
The following code(s) above M47 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
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  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
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  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to M47:
  • 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 degenerative spinal disease that can involve any part of the vertebra, the intervertebral disk, and the surrounding soft tissue.
  • Degeneration of the spinal bone where spinal columns are fused and immobilized
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 M47:
  • Type 1 Excludes: G54
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G54

    Nerve root and plexus disorders

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • current traumatic nerve root and plexus disorders - see nerve injury by body region
    • intervertebral disc disorders (M50-M51)
    • neuralgia or neuritis NOS (M79.2)
    • neuritis or radiculitis brachial NOS (M54.13)
    • neuritis or radiculitis lumbar NOS (M54.16)
    • neuritis or radiculitis lumbosacral NOS (M54.17)
    • neuritis or radiculitis thoracic NOS (M54.14)
    • radiculitis NOS (M54.10)
    • radiculopathy NOS (M54.10)
    • spondylosis (M47.-)
  • Type 2 Excludes: M19
    , M19
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M19

    Other and unspecified osteoarthritis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • arthrosis of spine (M47.-)
    • hallux rigidus (M20.2)
    • osteoarthritis of spine (M47.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M19

    Other and unspecified osteoarthritis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • arthrosis of spine (M47.-)
    • hallux rigidus (M20.2)
    • osteoarthritis of spine (M47.-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M47
M46.90 …… site unspecified
M46.91 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
M46.92 …… cervical region
M46.93 …… cervicothoracic region
M46.94 …… thoracic region
M46.95 …… thoracolumbar region
M46.96 …… lumbar region
M46.97 …… lumbosacral region
M46.98 …… sacral and sacrococcygeal region
M46.99 …… multiple sites in spine
M47 Spondylosis
M47.0 Anterior spinal and vertebral artery compression syndromes
M47.01 Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes
M47.011 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
M47.012 …… cervical region
M47.013 …… cervicothoracic region
M47.014 …… thoracic region
M47.015 …… thoracolumbar region
M47.016 …… lumbar region
M47.019 …… site unspecified
M47.02 Vertebral artery compression syndromes

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