ICD-10-CM Code M24.5
Contracture of joint
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code M24.5 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the eight child codes of M24.5 that describes the diagnosis 'contracture of joint' in more detail.
- M24.5 Contracture of joint NON-BILLABLE
- BILLABLE M24.50 joint
- M24.51 NON-BILLABLE
- M24.52 NON-BILLABLE
- M24.53 NON-BILLABLE
- M24.54 NON-BILLABLE
- M24.55 NON-BILLABLE
- M24.56 NON-BILLABLE
- M24.57 NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code M245 is used to code Contracture
A muscle contracture is a permanent shortening of a muscle or joint. It is usually in response to prolonged hypertonic spasticity in a concentrated muscle area, such as is seen in the tightest muscles of people with conditions like spastic cerebral palsy.
|MeSH Codes:||D003286, D003286, D003286, D003286|
|ICD 9 Codes:||718.4, 727.81, 728.6, 958.6|
Coding Notes for M24.5 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Contracture of muscle without contracture of joint - instead, use code M62.4-
- Contracture of tendon (sheath) without contracture of joint - instead, use code M62.4-
- Dupuytren's contracture - instead, use code M72.0
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-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."
- Acquired deformities of limbs - instead, use Section M20-M21
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M24.5 - Contracture of joint'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M24.5. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.