2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M54.8

Other dorsalgia

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • M54.8 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM M54.8 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M54.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 M54.8 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as M54.8. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • dorsalgia in thoracic region (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M54.6

    Pain in thoracic spine

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pain in thoracic spine due to intervertebral disc disorder (M51.-)
    M54.6
    )
  • low back pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M54.5

    Low back pain

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Loin pain
    • Lumbago NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • low back strain (S39.012)
    • lumbago due to intervertebral disc displacement (M51.2-)
    • lumbago with sciatica (M54.4-)
    M54.5
    )
The following code(s) above M54.8 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 M54.8:
  • M00-M99
    2020 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
    2020 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
  • M54
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M54

    Dorsalgia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • psychogenic dorsalgia (F45.41)
    Dorsalgia
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 M54.8
M54.3 Sciatica
M54.30 …… unspecified side
M54.31 …… right side
M54.32 …… left side
M54.4 Lumbago with sciatica
M54.40 …… unspecified side
M54.41 …… right side
M54.42 …… left side
M54.5 Low back pain
M54.6 Pain in thoracic spine
M54.8 Other dorsalgia
M54.81 Occipital neuralgia
M54.89 Other dorsalgia
M54.9 Dorsalgia, unspecified
M60 Myositis
M60.0 Infective myositis
M60.00 Infective myositis, unspecified site
M60.000 Infective myositis, unspecified right arm
M60.001 Infective myositis, unspecified left arm
M60.002 Infective myositis, unspecified arm
M60.003 Infective myositis, unspecified right leg

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