ICD-10-CM Code M43.21
Fusion of spine, occipito-atlanto-axial region
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
M43.21 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of fusion of spine, occipito-atlanto-axial region. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
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|
- DRG Group #551-552 - Medical back problems with MCC.
- DRG Group #551-552 - Medical back problems without MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M43.21 - Fusion of spine, occipito-atlanto-axial region'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M43.21. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code M43.21 and a single ICD9 code, 724.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.