ICD-10-CM Code M35.3
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
M35.3 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code M353 is used to code Polymyalgia rheumatica
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a syndrome with pain or stiffness, usually in the neck, shoulders, upper arms, and hips, but which may occur all over the body. The pain can be very sudden, or can occur gradually over a period. Most people with PMR wake up in the morning with pain in their muscles; however, cases have occurred in which the person has developed the pain during the evenings or has pain and stiffness all day long. People who have polymyalgia rheumatica may also have temporal arteritis, an inflammation of blood vessels in the face which can cause blindness if not treated quickly. The pain and stiffness can result in a lowered quality of life, and can lead to depression.
|ICD 9 Code:||725|
In polmyalgia rheumatica, pain is usually located in the shoulders and hips.
Coding Notes for M35.3 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."
- Polymyalgia rheumatica with giant cell arteritis - instead, use code M31.5
- DRG Group #545-547 - Connective tissue disorders with MCC.
- DRG Group #545-547 - Connective tissue disorders with CC.
- DRG Group #545-547 - Connective tissue disorders without CC or MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M35.3 - Polymyalgia rheumatica'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 725 was previously used, M35.3 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.