2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M50.91

Cervical disc disorder, unspecified, high cervical region

    2016 2017 2018 2019 - Revised Code Billable/Specific Code
  • M50.91 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • ICD-10-CM M50.91 is a revised 2019 ICD-10-CM code that became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M50.91 - other international versions of ICD-10 M50.91 may differ.
Applicable To
  • C2-C3 cervical disc disorder, unspecified
  • C3-C4 cervical disc disorder, unspecified
The following code(s) above M50.91 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 M50.91:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cervical (neck) disc disorder
  • Occipitoatlantoaxial disc disorder
ICD-10-CM M50.91 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 551 Medical back problems with mcc
  • 552 Medical back problems without mcc

Convert M50.91 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): Revised code
    • New description: Cervical disc disorder, unspecified, high cervical region
    • 2018 description: Cervical disc disorder, unspecified, high cervical region

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to M50.91:
  • 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
      • cervical M50.90
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M50.90

        Cervical disc disorder, unspecified, unspecified cervical region

          2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
        • C2-C3 M50.91
        • C3-C4 M50.91
        • high cervical region M50.91

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M50.91
M50.80 …… unspecified cervical region
M50.81 …… high cervical region
M50.82 Other cervical disc disorders, mid-cervical region
M50.820 …… unspecified level
M50.821 Other cervical disc disorders at C4-C5 level
M50.822 Other cervical disc disorders at C5-C6 level
M50.823 Other cervical disc disorders at C6-C7 level
M50.83 …… cervicothoracic region
M50.9 Cervical disc disorder, unspecified
M50.90 …… unspecified cervical region
M50.91 …… high cervical region
M50.92 Cervical disc disorder, unspecified, mid-cervical region
M50.920 Unspecified cervical disc disorder, mid-cervical region, unspecified level
M50.921 Unspecified cervical disc disorder at C4-C5 level
M50.922 Unspecified cervical disc disorder at C5-C6 level
M50.923 Unspecified cervical disc disorder at C6-C7 level
M50.93 …… cervicothoracic region
M51 Thoracic, thoracolumbar, and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorders
M51.0 Thoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorders with myelopathy
M51.04 Intervertebral disc disorders with myelopathy, thoracic region
M51.05 Intervertebral disc disorders with myelopathy, thoracolumbar region

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