2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M72.9

Fibroblastic disorder, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • M72.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM M72.9 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M72.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 M72.9 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Fasciitis NOS
  • Fibromatosis NOS
The following code(s) above M72.9 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 M72.9:
  • 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
  • M72
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M72

    Fibroblastic disorders

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • retroperitoneal fibromatosis (D48.3)
    Fibroblastic disorders
Approximate Synonyms
  • Fasciitis
  • Fibromatoses
  • Musculoskeletal fibromatosis
Clinical Information
  • A condition in which multiple fibromas develop. Fibromas are tumors (usually benign) that affect connective tissue.
  • A poorly circumscribed neoplasm arising from the soft tissues. It is characterized by the presence of spindle-shaped fibroblasts and an infiltrative growth pattern.
  • An inflammation of the fibrous tissue called fascia
  • Inflammation of fascia.
  • Inflammation of the fascia. There are three major types: 1, eosinophilic fasciitis, an inflammatory reaction with eosinophilia, producing hard thickened skin with an orange-peel configuration suggestive of scleroderma and considered by some a variant of scleroderma; 2, necrotizing fasciitis (fasciitis, necrotizing), a serious fulminating infection (usually by a beta hemolytic streptococcus) causing extensive necrosis of superficial fascia; 3, nodular/pseudosarcomatous /proliferative fasciitis, characterized by a rapid growth of fibroblasts with mononuclear inflammatory cells and proliferating capillaries in soft tissue, often the forearm; it is not malignant but is sometimes mistaken for fibrosarcoma.
  • Inflammation process in fascia.
ICD-10-CM M72.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 557 Tendonitis, myositis and bursitis with mcc
  • 558 Tendonitis, myositis and bursitis without mcc

Convert M72.9 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): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to M72.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M72.9
M71.88 …… other site
M71.89 …… multiple sites
M71.9 Bursopathy, unspecified
M72 Fibroblastic disorders
M72.0 Palmar fascial fibromatosis [Dupuytren]
M72.1 Knuckle pads
M72.2 Plantar fascial fibromatosis
M72.4 Pseudosarcomatous fibromatosis
M72.6 Necrotizing fasciitis
M72.8 Other fibroblastic disorders
M72.9 Fibroblastic disorder, unspecified
M75 Shoulder lesions
M75.0 Adhesive capsulitis of shoulder
M75.00 Adhesive capsulitis of unspecified shoulder
M75.01 Adhesive capsulitis of right shoulder
M75.02 Adhesive capsulitis of left shoulder
M75.1 Rotator cuff tear or rupture, not specified as traumatic
M75.10 Unspecified rotator cuff tear or rupture, not specified as traumatic
M75.100 Unspecified rotator cuff tear or rupture of unspecified shoulder, not specified as traumatic
M75.101 Unspecified rotator cuff tear or rupture of right shoulder, not specified as traumatic
M75.102 Unspecified rotator cuff tear or rupture of left shoulder, not specified as traumatic

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