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ICD-10-CM Code M48.27
Kissing spine, lumbosacral region

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

M48.27 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of kissing spine, lumbosacral region. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code M482 is used to code Baastrup's sign

Baastrup's sign, or kissing spine, is an orthopedic and radiographic disorder that often occurs in elderly humans. It is characterized by enlargement of the posterior spinous projections of the lumbar spine, with normal intervertebral disc height and neuroforamina. The reason it is referred to as kissing spine is because the posterior spinous processes 'kiss' and touch one another as the individual goes into lumbar extension, for example when flat on their stomach. The condition has been seen in humans, canines, particularly with boxer breeds, and certain breeds of horses. This disorder is named after Christian Ingerslev Baastrup.

Specialty: Rheumatology
ICD 9 Code: 721.5
Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • 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 'M48.27 - Kissing spine, lumbosacral region'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M48.27. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Kissing spine (approximate match)

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 M48.27 and a single ICD9 code, 721.5 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: M48.2 - Kissing spine

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