2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M62.5

Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • M62.5 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 M62.5 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M62.5 - other international versions of ICD-10 M62.5 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Disuse atrophy NEC
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 M62.5. 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.
  • neuralgic amyotrophy (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G54.5

    Neuralgic amyotrophy

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Parsonage-Aldren-Turner syndrome
    • Shoulder-girdle neuritis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neuralgic amyotrophy in diabetes mellitus (E08-E13 with .44)
    G54.5
    )
  • progressive muscular atrophy (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G12.21

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years)
    G12.21
    )
  • sarcopenia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M62.84

    Sarcopenia

      2017 - New Code 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Age-related sarcopenia
    Code First
    • underlying disease, if applicable, such as:
    • disorders of myoneural junction and muscle disease in diseases classified elsewhere (G73.-)
    • other and unspecified myopathies (G72.-)
    • primary disorders of muscles (G71.-)
    M62.84
    )
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (M62.5) and the excluded code together.
  • pelvic muscle wasting (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N81.84

    Pelvic muscle wasting

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Disuse atrophy of pelvic muscles and anal sphincter
    N81.84
    )
The following code(s) above M62.5 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 M62.5:
  • 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
  • M60-M63
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range M60-M63

    Disorders of muscles

    Type 1 Excludes
    • dermatopolymyositis (M33.-)
    • muscular dystrophies and myopathies (G71-G72)
    • myopathy in amyloidosis (E85.-)
    • myopathy in polyarteritis nodosa (M30.0)
    • myopathy in rheumatoid arthritis (M05.32)
    • myopathy in scleroderma (M34.-)
    • myopathy in Sjögren's syndrome (M35.03)
    • myopathy in systemic lupus erythematosus (M32.-)
    Disorders of muscles
  • M62
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M62

    Other disorders of muscle

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • nontraumatic hematoma of muscle (M79.81)
    Other disorders of muscle
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 M62.5
M62.46 Contracture of muscle, lower leg
M62.461 Contracture of muscle, right lower leg
M62.462 Contracture of muscle, left lower leg
M62.469 Contracture of muscle, unspecified lower leg
M62.47 Contracture of muscle, ankle and foot
M62.471 Contracture of muscle, right ankle and foot
M62.472 Contracture of muscle, left ankle and foot
M62.479 Contracture of muscle, unspecified ankle and foot
M62.48 …… other site
M62.49 …… multiple sites
M62.5 Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified
M62.50 …… unspecified site
M62.51 Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, shoulder
M62.511 Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, right shoulder
M62.512 Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, left shoulder
M62.519 Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, unspecified shoulder
M62.52 Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, upper arm
M62.521 Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, right upper arm
M62.522 Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, left upper arm
M62.529 Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, unspecified upper arm
M62.53 Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, forearm

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