2023 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M50.3

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Other cervical disc degeneration

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • M50.3 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2023 edition of ICD-10-CM M50.3 became effective on October 1, 2022.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M50.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 M50.3 may differ.
The following code(s) above M50.3 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 M50.3:
  • M00-M99
    2023 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
  • M50-M54
    2023 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 2020 2021 2022 2023 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • cervicothoracic disc disorders with cervicalgia
    • cervicothoracic disc disorders
    Cervical disc disorders
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
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
  • 2023 (effective 10/1/2022): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M50.3
M50.13 …… cervicothoracic region
M50.2 Other cervical disc displacement
M50.20 …… unspecified cervical region
M50.21 …… high cervical region
M50.22 Other cervical disc displacement, mid-cervical region
M50.220 …… unspecified level
M50.221 Other cervical disc displacement at C4-C5 level
M50.222 Other cervical disc displacement at C5-C6 level
M50.223 Other cervical disc displacement at C6-C7 level
M50.23 …… cervicothoracic region
M50.3 Other cervical disc degeneration
M50.30 …… unspecified cervical region
M50.31 …… high cervical region
M50.32 Other cervical disc degeneration, mid-cervical region
M50.320 …… unspecified level
M50.321 Other cervical disc degeneration at C4-C5 level
M50.322 Other cervical disc degeneration at C5-C6 level
M50.323 Other cervical disc degeneration at C6-C7 level
M50.33 …… cervicothoracic region
M50.8 Other cervical disc disorders
M50.80 …… unspecified cervical region

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