2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M50.020

Cervical disc disorder with myelopathy, mid-cervical region, unspecified level

    2017 - New Code 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • M50.020 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Cerv disc disord with myelpath, mid-cervical rgn, unsp level
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM M50.020 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M50.020 - other international versions of ICD-10 M50.020 may differ.
The following code(s) above M50.020 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 M50.020:
  • 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
  • M50-M54
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range M50-M54

    Other dorsopathies

    Type 1 Excludes
    • current injury - see injury of spine by body region
    • discitis NOS (M46.4-)
    Other dorsopathies
  • M50
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M50

    Cervical disc disorders

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • cervicothoracic disc disorders with cervicalgia
    • cervicothoracic disc disorders
    Note
    • code to the most superior level of disorder
    Cervical disc disorders
ICD-10-CM M50.020 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 551 Medical back problems with mcc
  • 552 Medical back problems without mcc

Convert M50.020 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): New code
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to M50.020:
  • Disorder (of) - see also Disease
    • disc (intervertebral) M51.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M51.9

      Unspecified thoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorder

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • with
      • cervical M50.90
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M50.90

        Cervical disc disorder, unspecified, unspecified cervical region

          2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
        • with
          • myelopathy M50.00
            ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M50.00

            Cervical disc disorder with myelopathy, unspecified cervical region

              2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
            • mid-cervical region M50.020

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M50.020
M49.85 …… thoracolumbar region
M49.86 …… lumbar region
M49.87 …… lumbosacral region
M49.88 …… sacral and sacrococcygeal region
M49.89 …… multiple sites in spine
M50 Cervical disc disorders
M50.0 Cervical disc disorder with myelopathy
M50.00 …… unspecified cervical region
M50.01 …… high cervical region
M50.02 Cervical disc disorder with myelopathy, mid-cervical region
M50.020 …… unspecified level
M50.021 Cervical disc disorder at C4-C5 level with myelopathy
M50.022 Cervical disc disorder at C5-C6 level with myelopathy
M50.023 Cervical disc disorder at C6-C7 level with myelopathy
M50.03 …… cervicothoracic region
M50.1 Cervical disc disorder with radiculopathy
M50.10 …… unspecified cervical region
M50.11 …… high cervical region
M50.12 Cervical disc disorder with radiculopathy, mid-cervical region
M50.120 Mid-cervical disc disorder, unspecified
M50.121 Cervical disc disorder at C4-C5 level with radiculopathy

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