2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79.631

Pain in right forearm

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • M79.631 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 M79.631 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M79.631 - other international versions of ICD-10 M79.631 may differ.
The following code(s) above M79.631 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 M79.631:
  • 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
  • Forearm pain, both sides
  • Pain in bilateral forearms
  • Pain of bilateral forearms
  • Pain of right forearm
  • Right forearm pain
ICD-10-CM M79.631 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 M79.631 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 M79.631
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
M79.641 Pain in right hand
M79.642 Pain in left hand
M79.643 Pain in unspecified hand
M79.644 Pain in right finger(s)
M79.645 Pain in left finger(s)
M79.646 Pain in unspecified finger(s)
M79.65 Pain in thigh

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