2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M48.31

Traumatic spondylopathy, occipito-atlanto-axial region

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • M48.31 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM M48.31 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M48.31 - other international versions of ICD-10 M48.31 may differ.
The following code(s) above M48.31 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 M48.31:
  • M00-M99
    2020 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Traumatic occipitoatlantoaxial spondylopathy
  • Traumatic spondylopathy of occipitatlantoaxial
  • Traumatic spondylopathy of occipitoatlantoaxial spine
ICD-10-CM M48.31 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 551 Medical back problems with mcc
  • 552 Medical back problems without mcc

Convert M48.31 to ICD-9-CM

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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to M48.31:
  • Spondylopathy M48.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M48.9

    Spondylopathy, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • traumatic M48.30
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M48.30

      Traumatic spondylopathy, site unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • occipito-atlanto-axial region M48.31

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M48.31
M48.20 …… site unspecified
M48.21 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
M48.22 …… cervical region
M48.23 …… cervicothoracic region
M48.24 …… thoracic region
M48.25 …… thoracolumbar region
M48.26 …… lumbar region
M48.27 …… lumbosacral region
M48.3 Traumatic spondylopathy
M48.30 …… site unspecified
M48.31 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
M48.32 …… cervical region
M48.33 …… cervicothoracic region
M48.34 …… thoracic region
M48.35 …… thoracolumbar region
M48.36 …… lumbar region
M48.37 …… lumbosacral region
M48.38 …… sacral and sacrococcygeal region
M48.4 Fatigue fracture of vertebra
M48.40 Fatigue fracture of vertebra, site unspecified
M48.40XA …… initial encounter for fracture

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.