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ICD-10-CM Code M54.30
Sciatica, unspecified side

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

M54.30 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of sciatica, unspecified side. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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

MS-DRG Mapping

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

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider laterality specification

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Sciatica (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 M54.30 and a single ICD9 code, 724.3 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: M54.3 - Sciatica

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