2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M48

Other spondylopathies

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • M48 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 M48 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M48 - other international versions of ICD-10 M48 may differ.
The following code(s) above M48 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 M48:
  • 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
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 M48:
  • Type 1 Excludes: G55
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G55

    Nerve root and plexus compressions in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
    Code First
    • underlying disease, such as:
    • neoplasm (C00-D49)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • nerve root compression (due to) (in) ankylosing spondylitis (M45.-)
    • nerve root compression (due to) (in) dorsopathies (M53.-, M54.-)
    • nerve root compression (due to) (in) intervertebral disc disorders (M50.1.-, M51.1.-)
    • nerve root compression (due to) (in) spondylopathies (M46.-, M48.-)
    • nerve root compression (due to) (in) spondylosis (M47.0-M47.2.-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M48
M47.891 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
M47.892 …… cervical region
M47.893 …… cervicothoracic region
M47.894 …… thoracic region
M47.895 …… thoracolumbar region
M47.896 …… lumbar region
M47.897 …… lumbosacral region
M47.898 …… sacral and sacrococcygeal region
M47.899 …… site unspecified
M47.9 Spondylosis, unspecified
M48 Other spondylopathies
M48.0 Spinal stenosis
M48.00 …… site unspecified
M48.01 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
M48.02 …… cervical region
M48.03 …… cervicothoracic region
M48.04 …… thoracic region
M48.05 …… thoracolumbar region
M48.06 Spinal stenosis, lumbar region
M48.061 …… without neurogenic claudication
M48.062 …… with neurogenic claudication

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