ICD-10-CM Code M62.521
Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, right upper arm
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
M62.521 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, right upper arm. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code M625 is used to code Muscle atrophy
Muscle atrophy is defined as a decrease in the mass of the muscle; it can be a partial or complete wasting away of muscle, and is most commonly experienced when persons suffer temporary disabling circumstances such as being restricted in movement and/or confined to bed as when hospitalized. When a muscle atrophies, this leads to muscle weakness, since the ability to exert force is related to mass. Modern medicine's understanding of the quick onset of muscle atrophy is a major factor behind the practice of getting hospitalized patients out of bed and moving about as active as possible as soon as is feasible, despite sutures, wounds, broken bones and pain.
|ICD 9 Code:||728.2|
Prisoner of war exhibiting muscle loss as a result of malnutrition
- DRG Group #557-558 - Tendonitis, myositis and bursitis with MCC.
- DRG Group #557-558 - Tendonitis, myositis and bursitis without MCC.
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 M62.521 and a single ICD9 code, 728.2 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.