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ICD-10-CM Code M40
Kyphosis and lordosis

NON-BILLABLE
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 M40 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the six child codes of M40 that describes the diagnosis 'kyphosis and lordosis' in more detail.


The ICD code M40 is used to code Spinal disease

Spinal disease (also known as a dorsopathy) refers to a condition impairing the backbone. These include various diseases of the back or spine ("dorso-"), such as kyphosis. Dorsalgia refers to those conditions causing back pain. An example is scoliosis.

Specialty: Rheumatology
MeSH Codes: D013122, D013122, D013122, D013122, D013122,
ICD 9 Codes: 720, 721, 722, 723, 724, 720.721722723724
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for M40 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

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."
Congenital kyphosis and lordosis - instead, use code Q76.4
Kyphoscoliosis - instead, use code M41.-
Postprocedural kyphosis and lordosis - instead, use code M96.-

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