ICD-10-CM Code M77.10
Lateral epicondylitis, unspecified elbow
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
M77.10 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of lateral epicondylitis, unspecified elbow. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
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.)
- DRG Group #557-558 - Tendonitis, myositis and bursitis with MCC.
- DRG Group #557-558 - Tendonitis, myositis and bursitis without MCC.
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Consider laterality specification
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 M77.10 and a single ICD9 code, 726.32 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.