2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M81.0

Age-related osteoporosis without current pathological fracture

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years)
  • M81.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Age-related osteoporosis w/o current pathological fracture
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM M81.0 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M81.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 M81.0 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • M81.0 is applicable to adult patients aged 15 - 124 years inclusive.
Applicable To
  • Involutional osteoporosis without current pathological fracture
  • Osteoporosis NOS
  • Postmenopausal osteoporosis without current pathological fracture
  • Senile osteoporosis without current pathological fracture
The following code(s) above M81.0 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 M81.0:
  • M00-M99
    2021 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
  • M81
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M81

    Osteoporosis without current pathological fracture

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • osteoporosis with current pathological fracture (M80.-)
    • Sudeck's atrophy (M89.0)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify:
    • major osseous defect, if applicable (M89.7-)
    • personal history of (healed) osteoporosis fracture, if applicable (Z87.310)
    Osteoporosis without current pathological fracture
Approximate Synonyms
  • Age related osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis (significant thinning of bone)
  • Osteoporosis, postmenopausal
  • Osteoporosis, senile
  • Pathologic osteoporosis
  • Postmenopausal osteoporosis
  • Senile osteoporosis
Clinical Information
  • A condition of reduced bone mass, with decreased cortical thickness and a decrease in the number and size of the trabeculae of cancellous bone (but normal chemical composition), resulting in increased fracture incidence. Osteoporosis is classified as primary (type 1, postmenopausal osteoporosis; type 2, age-associated osteoporosis; and idiopathic, which can affect juveniles, premenopausal women, and middle-aged men) and secondary osteoporosis (which results from an identifiable cause of bone mass loss).
  • A condition that is marked by a decrease in bone mass and density, causing bones to become fragile.
  • A disorder characterized by reduced bone mass, with a decrease in cortical thickness and in the number and size of the trabeculae of cancellous bone (but normal chemical composition), resulting in increased fracture incidence.
  • Loss of bone mass and strength due to nutritional, metabolic, or other factors, usually resulting in deformity or fracture; a major public health problem of the elderly, especially women.
  • Metabolic disorder associated with fractures of the femoral neck, vertebrae, and distal forearm. It occurs commonly in women within 15-20 years after menopause, and is caused by factors associated with menopause including estrogen deficiency.
  • Osteoporosis makes your bones weak and more likely to break. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is common in older women. As many as half of all women and a quarter of men older than 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.risk factors include
    • getting older
    • being small and thin
    • having a family history of osteoporosis
    • taking certain medicines
    • being a white or asian woman
    • having osteopenia, which is low bone density
    osteoporosis is a silent disease. You might not know you have it until you break a bone. A bone mineral density test is the best way to check your bone health. To keep bones strong, eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin d, exercise and do not smoke. If needed, medicines can also help. nih: national institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases
  • Reduction of bone mass without alteration in the composition of bone, leading to fractures. Primary osteoporosis can be of two major types: postmenopausal osteoporosis (osteoporosis, postmenopausal) and age-related or senile osteoporosis.
ICD-10-CM M81.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 553 Bone diseases and arthropathies with mcc
  • 554 Bone diseases and arthropathies without mcc

Convert M81.0 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to M81.0:
  • Type 2 Excludes: N95
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N95

    Menopausal and other perimenopausal disorders

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Menopausal and other perimenopausal disorders due to naturally occurring (age-related) menopause and perimenopause
    Type 1 Excludes
    • excessive bleeding in the premenopausal period (N92.4)
    • menopausal and perimenopausal disorders due to artificial or premature menopause (E89.4-, E28.31-)
    • premature menopause (E28.31-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • postmenopausal osteoporosis (M81.0-)
    • postmenopausal osteoporosis with current pathological fracture (M80.0-)
    • postmenopausal urethritis (N34.2)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to M81.0:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M81.0
M80.88XP …… subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
M80.88XS …… sequela
M80.8A Other osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, other site
M80.8AXA …… initial encounter for fracture
M80.8AXD …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
M80.8AXG …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
M80.8AXK …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
M80.8AXP …… subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
M80.8AXS …… sequela
M81 Osteoporosis without current pathological fracture
M81.0 Age-related osteoporosis without current pathological fracture
M81.6 Localized osteoporosis [Lequesne]
M81.8 Other osteoporosis without current pathological fracture
M83 Adult osteomalacia
M83.0 Puerperal osteomalacia
M83.1 Senile osteomalacia
M83.2 Adult osteomalacia due to malabsorption
M83.3 Adult osteomalacia due to malnutrition
M83.4 Aluminum bone disease
M83.5 Other drug-induced osteomalacia in adults
M83.8 Other adult osteomalacia

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