ICD-10-CM Code M43.2
Fusion of spine
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 M43.2 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the nine child codes of M43.2 that describes the diagnosis 'fusion of spine' in more detail.
- M43.2 Fusion of spine NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code M43 is used to code Spondyloarthropathy
Spondyloarthropathy or spondyloarthrosis refers to any joint disease of the vertebral column. As such, it is a class or category of diseases rather than a single, specific entity. It differs from spondylopathy, which is a disease of the vertebra itself. However, many conditions involve both spondylopathy and spondyloarthropathy.
|ICD 9 Code:||720.721722723724|
Coding Notes for M43.2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Ankylosis of spinal joint
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."
- Ankylosing spondylitis - instead, use code M45.0-
- Congenital fusion of spine - instead, use code Q76.4
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."
- Arthrodesis status - instead, use code Z98.1
- Pseudoarthrosis after fusion or arthrodesis - instead, use code M96.0
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M43.2 - Fusion of spine'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M43.2. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.