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ICD-10-CM Code M53.2X6
Spinal instabilities, lumbar region

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

M53.2X6 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of spinal instabilities, lumbar region. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code M53 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.

Specialty: Rheumatology
ICD 9 Code: 720.721722723724
Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #564-566 - Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #564-566 - Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #564-566 - Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses without CC or MCC.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Other joint derangement, not elsewhere classified, other specified sites (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 M53.2X6 and a single ICD9 code, 718.88 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: M53.2 - Spinal instabilities

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