ICD-10-CM Code M54.6
Pain in thoracic spine
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
M54.6 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of pain in thoracic spine. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code M54 is used to code Spinal disease
Spinal disease (also known as a dorsopathy) refers to a condition impairing the backbone. These include various diseases of the back or spine ("dorso-"), such as kyphosis. Dorsalgia refers to those conditions causing back pain. An example is scoliosis.
|MeSH Codes:||D013122, D013122, D013122, D013122, D013122,|
|ICD 9 Codes:||720, 721, 722, 723, 724, 720.721722723724|
Coding Notes for M54.6 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
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."
- Pain in thoracic spine due to intervertebral disc disorder - instead, use code M51.-
- DRG Group #551-552 - Medical back problems with MCC.
- DRG Group #551-552 - Medical back problems without MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Thoracic facet joint pain (finding)
- Acute thoracic back pain (finding)
- Complaining of upper back ache (finding)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M54.6 - Pain in thoracic spine'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M54.6. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 724.1 was previously used, M54.6 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.