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ICD-10-CM Code M24.2
Disorder of ligament

Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code M24.2 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the eight child codes of M24.2 that describes the diagnosis 'disorder of ligament' in more detail.

The ICD code M242 is used to code Ligamentous laxity

Ligamentous laxity, or ligament laxity, is a term given to describe "loose ligaments."

Specialty: Orthopaedics
ICD 9 Code: 728.4
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for M24.2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Instability secondary to old ligament injury
Ligamentous laxity NOS
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Familial ligamentous laxity - instead, use code M35.7
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Internal derangement of knee (M23.5-M23.89) - instead, use code M23.5-

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M24.2 - Disorder of ligament'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M24.2. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Parent Code: M24 - Other specific joint derangements

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