2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M99.73

Connective tissue and disc stenosis of intervertebral foramina of lumbar region

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • M99.73 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Conn tiss and disc stenos of intvrt foramin of lumbar region
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM M99.73 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M99.73 - other international versions of ICD-10 M99.73 may differ.
The following code(s) above M99.73 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 M99.73:
  • 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
  • M99
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M99

    Biomechanical lesions, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Note
    • This category should not be used if the condition can be classified elsewhere.
    Biomechanical lesions, not elsewhere classified
ICD-10-CM M99.73 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 551 Medical back problems with mcc
  • 552 Medical back problems without mcc

Convert M99.73 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 M99.73:
  • Stenosis, stenotic (cicatricial) - see also Stricture
    • intervertebral foramina - see also Lesion, biomechanical, specified NEC
      • connective tissue M99.79
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M99.79

        Connective tissue and disc stenosis of intervertebral foramina of abdomen and other regions

          2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
        • lumbar region M99.73
        • lumbosacral M99.73
      • disc M99.79
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M99.79

        Connective tissue and disc stenosis of intervertebral foramina of abdomen and other regions

          2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
        • lumbar region M99.73
        • lumbosacral M99.73

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M99.73
M99.64 …… of sacral region
M99.65 …… of pelvic region
M99.66 …… of lower extremity
M99.67 …… of upper extremity
M99.68 …… of rib cage
M99.69 …… of abdomen and other regions
M99.7 Connective tissue and disc stenosis of intervertebral foramina
M99.70 …… of head region
M99.71 …… of cervical region
M99.72 …… of thoracic region
M99.73 …… of lumbar region
M99.74 …… of sacral region
M99.75 …… of pelvic region
M99.76 …… of lower extremity
M99.77 …… of upper extremity
M99.78 …… of rib cage
M99.79 …… of abdomen and other regions
M99.8 Other biomechanical lesions
M99.80 …… of head region
M99.81 …… of cervical region
M99.82 …… of thoracic region

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