2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79.606

Pain in leg, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • M79.606 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM M79.606 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M79.606 - other international versions of ICD-10 M79.606 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Pain in lower limb NOS
The following code(s) above M79.606 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 M79.606:
  • 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
  • M79
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79

    Other and unspecified soft tissue disorders, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • psychogenic rheumatism (F45.8)
    • soft tissue pain, psychogenic (F45.41)
    Other and unspecified soft tissue disorders, not elsewhere classified
  • M79.6
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79.6

    Pain in limb, hand, foot, fingers and toes

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    Pain in limb, hand, foot, fingers and toes
Approximate Synonyms
  • Leg pain
  • Pain in lower limb
  • Pain in toe for less than 3 months
  • Pain of toes
Clinical Information
  • Sensation of unpleasant feeling indicating potential or actual damage to some body structure felt in either one or both lower limbs, including feet.
ICD-10-CM M79.606 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 555 Signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal system and connective tissue with mcc
  • 556 Signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal system and connective tissue without mcc

Convert M79.606 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M79.606
M79.3 Panniculitis, unspecified
M79.4 Hypertrophy of (infrapatellar) fat pad
M79.5 Residual foreign body in soft tissue
M79.6 Pain in limb, hand, foot, fingers and toes
M79.60 Pain in limb, unspecified
M79.601 Pain in right arm
M79.602 Pain in left arm
M79.603 Pain in arm, unspecified
M79.604 Pain in right leg
M79.605 Pain in left leg
M79.606 Pain in leg, unspecified
M79.609 Pain in unspecified limb
M79.62 Pain in upper arm
M79.621 Pain in right upper arm
M79.622 Pain in left upper arm
M79.629 Pain in unspecified upper arm
M79.63 Pain in forearm
M79.631 Pain in right forearm
M79.632 Pain in left forearm
M79.639 Pain in unspecified forearm
M79.64 Pain in hand and fingers

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