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ICD-10-CM Code M54.3

Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code M54.3 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of M54.3 that describes the diagnosis 'sciatica' in more detail.

The ICD code M543 is used to code Sciatica

Sciatica is when pain is felt going down the leg from the back. This pain may go down the back, outside, or front of the leg. Typically, symptoms are only on one side of the body. Certain causes, however, may result in pain on both sides. Lower back pain is sometimes but not always present. Weakness or numbness may occur in various parts of the leg and foot.

Specialty: Orthopedics, Neurology
MeSH Code: D012585
ICD 9 Code: 724.3

Left buttock, showing surface markings for arteries and sciatic nerve

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for M54.3 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Lesion of sciatic nerve - instead, use code G57.0
Sciatica due to intervertebral disc disorder - instead, use code M51.1-
Sciatica with lumbago - instead, use code M54.4-

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M54.3 - Sciatica'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M54.3. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Parent Code: M54 - Dorsalgia

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