2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M48.8X2

Other specified spondylopathies, cervical region

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • M48.8X2 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 M48.8X2 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M48.8X2 - other international versions of ICD-10 M48.8X2 may differ.
The following code(s) above M48.8X2 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 M48.8X2:
  • 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
  • M48.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M48.8

    Other specified spondylopathies

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament
    Other specified spondylopathies
Approximate Synonyms
  • Ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament
  • Ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament in cervical region
  • Ossification posterior longitudinal ligament neck
ICD-10-CM M48.8X2 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 545 Connective tissue disorders with mcc
  • 546 Connective tissue disorders with cc
  • 547 Connective tissue disorders without cc/mcc

Convert M48.8X2 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M48.8X2
M48.57XG …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
M48.57XS …… sequela of fracture
M48.58 Collapsed vertebra, not elsewhere classified, sacral and sacrococcygeal region
M48.58XA …… initial encounter for fracture
M48.58XD …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
M48.58XG …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
M48.58XS …… sequela of fracture
M48.8 Other specified spondylopathies
M48.8X Other specified spondylopathies
M48.8X1 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
M48.8X2 …… cervical region
M48.8X3 …… cervicothoracic region
M48.8X4 …… thoracic region
M48.8X5 …… thoracolumbar region
M48.8X6 …… lumbar region
M48.8X7 …… lumbosacral region
M48.8X8 …… sacral and sacrococcygeal region
M48.8X9 …… site unspecified
M48.9 Spondylopathy, unspecified
M49 Spondylopathies in diseases classified elsewhere
M49.8 Spondylopathy in diseases classified elsewhere

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