2018/2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79

Other and unspecified soft tissue disorders, not elsewhere classified

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 M79. 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.
  • psychogenic rheumatism (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F45.8

    Other somatoform disorders

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Psychogenic dysmenorrhea
    • Psychogenic dysphagia, including 'globus hystericus'
    • Psychogenic pruritus
    • Psychogenic torticollis
    • Somatoform autonomic dysfunction
    • Teeth grinding
    Type 1 Excludes
    • sleep related teeth grinding (G47.63)
    F45.8
    )
  • soft tissue pain, psychogenic (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F45.41

    Pain disorder exclusively related to psychological factors

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Somatoform pain disorder (persistent)
    F45.41
    )
The following code(s) above M79 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 M79:
  • 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
Code History
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M79
M77.4 Metatarsalgia
M77.40 …… unspecified foot
M77.41 …… right foot
M77.42 …… left foot
M77.5 Other enthesopathy of foot
M77.50 Other enthesopathy of unspecified foot
M77.51 Other enthesopathy of right foot
M77.52 Other enthesopathy of left foot
M77.8 Other enthesopathies, not elsewhere classified
M77.9 Enthesopathy, unspecified
M79 Other and unspecified soft tissue disorders, not elsewhere classified
M79.0 Rheumatism, unspecified
M79.1 Myalgia
M79.10 …… unspecified site
M79.11 …… of mastication muscle
M79.12 …… of auxiliary muscles, head and neck
M79.18 …… other site
M79.2 Neuralgia and neuritis, unspecified
M79.3 Panniculitis, unspecified
M79.4 Hypertrophy of (infrapatellar) fat pad
M79.5 Residual foreign body in soft tissue

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