2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M48.44

Fatigue fracture of vertebra, thoracic region

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • M48.44 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM M48.44 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M48.44 - other international versions of ICD-10 M48.44 may differ.
The following code(s) above M48.44 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 M48.44:
  • M00-M99
    2019 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
  • M48.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M48.4

    Fatigue fracture of vertebra

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Stress fracture of vertebra
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pathological fracture NOS (M84.4-)
    • pathological fracture of vertebra due to neoplasm (M84.58)
    • pathological fracture of vertebra due to other diagnosis (M84.68)
    • pathological fracture of vertebra due to osteoporosis (M80.-)
    • traumatic fracture of vertebrae (S12.0-S12.3-, S22.0-, S32.0-)
    Fatigue fracture of vertebra
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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to M48.44:
  • Fracture, traumatic (abduction) (adduction) (separation) T14.8
    - see also Fracture, pathological
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T14.8

    Other injury of unspecified body region

      2016 2017 2018 - Deleted Code 2018 - New Code 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abrasion NOS
    • Contusion NOS
    • Crush injury NOS
    • Fracture NOS
    • Skin injury NOS
    • Vascular injury NOS
    • Wound NOS
    • fatigue - see also Fracture, stress
      • vertebra M48.40
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M48.40

        Fatigue fracture of vertebra, site unspecified

          2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
        • thoracic region M48.44

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M48.44
M48.42 Fatigue fracture of vertebra, cervical region
M48.42XA …… initial encounter for fracture
M48.42XD …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
M48.42XG …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
M48.42XS …… sequela of fracture
M48.43 Fatigue fracture of vertebra, cervicothoracic region
M48.43XA …… initial encounter for fracture
M48.43XD …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
M48.43XG …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
M48.43XS …… sequela of fracture
M48.44 Fatigue fracture of vertebra, thoracic region
M48.44XA …… initial encounter for fracture
M48.44XD …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
M48.44XG …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
M48.44XS …… sequela of fracture
M48.45 Fatigue fracture of vertebra, thoracolumbar region
M48.45XA …… initial encounter for fracture
M48.45XD …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
M48.45XG …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
M48.45XS …… sequela of fracture
M48.46 Fatigue fracture of vertebra, lumbar region

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