ICD-10-CM Code M54.1
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 M54.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the nine child codes of M54.1 that describes the diagnosis 'radiculopathy' in more detail.
- M54.1 Radiculopathy NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code M541 is used to code Radiculopathy
Radiculopathy refers to a set of conditions in which one or more nerves are affected and do not work properly (a neuropathy). The location of the injury is at the level of the nerve root (radix = "root"). This can result in pain (radicular pain), weakness, numbness, or difficulty controlling specific muscles.
|MeSH Codes:||D011843, D011843, D011843|
|ICD 9 Codes:||723.4, 724.4, 729.2|
C6-C7 is the most common location for radiculopathy in the neck
Coding Notes for M54.1 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.
- Brachial neuritis or radiculitis NOS
- Lumbar neuritis or radiculitis NOS
- Lumbosacral neuritis or radiculitis NOS
- Thoracic neuritis or radiculitis NOS
- Radiculitis NOS
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."
- Neuralgia and neuritis NOS - instead, use code M79.2
- Radiculopathy with cervical disc disorder - instead, use code M50.1
- Radiculopathy with lumbar and other intervertebral disc disorder - instead, use code M51.1-
- Radiculopathy with spondylosis - instead, use code M47.2-
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M54.1 - Radiculopathy'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M54.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.