ICD-10-CM Code M62.56
Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, lower leg
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code M62.56 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of M62.56 that describes the diagnosis 'muscle wasting and atrophy, nec, lower leg' in more detail.
- M62.56 Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, lower leg NON-BILLABLE
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
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M62.56 - Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, lower leg'
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Parent Code: M62.5 - Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified