ICD-10-CM Code M54.9
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
M54.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of dorsalgia, unspecified. 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 M54.9 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.
- Backache NOS
- Back pain NOS
- DRG Group #551-552 - Medical back problems with MCC.
- DRG Group #551-552 - Medical back problems without MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M54.9 - Dorsalgia, unspecified'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M54.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 M54.9 and a single ICD9 code, 724.5 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.