2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M48.8X9

Other specified spondylopathies, site unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • M48.8X9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM M48.8X9 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M48.8X9 - other international versions of ICD-10 M48.8X9 may differ.
The following code(s) above M48.8X9 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 M48.8X9:
  • M00-M99
    2021 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 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament
    Other specified spondylopathies
ICD-10-CM M48.8X9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 545 Connective tissue disorders with mcc
  • 546 Connective tissue disorders with cc
  • 547 Connective tissue disorders without cc/mcc

Convert M48.8X9 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M48.8X9
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
M49.80 …… site unspecified
M49.81 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
M49.82 …… cervical region
M49.83 …… cervicothoracic region
M49.84 …… thoracic region
M49.85 …… thoracolumbar region
M49.86 …… lumbar region

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