ICD-10-CM Code M77.1
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 M77.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of M77.1 that describes the diagnosis 'lateral epicondylitis' in more detail.
- M77.1 Lateral epicondylitis NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code M771 is used to code Tennis elbow
Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a condition in which the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender. Tennis elbow is an acute or chronic inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow (lateral epicondyle). The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from overuse — repeating the same strenuous motions again and again. This leads to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
|Specialty:||Orthopedics, Sports Medicine|
|ICD 9 Code:||726.32|
Left elbow-joint, showing posterior and radial collateral ligaments. (Lateral epicondyle visible at center.)
Coding Notes for M77.1 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.
- Tennis elbow
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M77.1 - Lateral epicondylitis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M77.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.