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ICD-10-CM Code M51.44
Schmorl's nodes, thoracic region

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Adult Only
Adult Only
Code is only used for patients 15 years old or older.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

M51.44 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of schmorl's nodes, thoracic region. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code M514 is used to code Schmorl's nodes

Schmorl's nodes or Schmorl's nodules are protrusions of the nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc through the vertebral body endplate and into the adjacent vertebra.

Specialty: Rheumatology
ICD 9 Code: 722.30

X-ray image of Schmorl's nodes in the lumbar spine

Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #551-552 - Medical back problems with MCC.
  • DRG Group #551-552 - Medical back problems without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Schmorl's nodes of thoracic region (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M51.44 - Schmorl's nodes, thoracic region'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M51.44. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Schmorl's nodes, thoracic region (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 M51.44 and a single ICD9 code, 722.31 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: M51.4 - Schmorl's nodes

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