ICD-10-CM Code M70.20
Olecranon bursitis, unspecified elbow
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
M70.20 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of olecranon bursitis, unspecified elbow. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code M702 is used to code Olecranon bursitis
Olecranon bursitis (also informally known as "Smiles' elbow", "elbow bump", "student's elbow", "Popeye elbow", "baker's elbow" or "gamer's elbow"), is a condition characterized by pain, redness and swelling around the olecranon, caused by inflammation of the elbow's bursa. This bursa is located just over the extensor aspect of the extreme proximal end of the ulna. In common with other bursae, it is impalpable and contains only a very small amount of fluid in its normal state, and fulfills the function of facilitating the joint's movement by enabling anatomical structures to glide more easily over each other.
|ICD 9 Code:||726.33|
Olecranon bursitis... also known as a "swellbow"
- 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 M70.20 and a single ICD9 code, 726.33 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.