ICD-10-CM Code M71.9
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
M71.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of bursopathy, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code M71 is used to code Bursitis
Bursitis is the inflammation of one or more bursae (small sacs) of synovial fluid in the body. They are lined with a synovial membrane that secretes a lubricating synovial fluid. There are more than 150 bursae in the human body. The bursae rest at the points where internal functionaries, such as muscles and tendons, slide across bone. Healthy bursae create a smooth, almost frictionless functional gliding surface making normal movement painless. When bursitis occurs, however, movement relying on the inflamed bursa becomes difficult and painful. Moreover, movement of tendons and muscles over the inflamed bursa aggravates its inflammation, perpetuating the problem. Muscle can also be stiffened.
|ICD 9 Code:||727.3|
Example of elbow bursitis
Coding Notes for M71.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
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- Bursitis NOS
- DRG Group #557-558 - Tendonitis, myositis and bursitis with MCC.
- DRG Group #557-558 - Tendonitis, myositis and bursitis without MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M71.9 - Bursopathy, unspecified'
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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 M71.9 and a single ICD9 code, 727.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.