ICD-10-CM Code M77.9
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
M77.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of enthesopathy, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code M779 is used to code Tendinitis
Tendinitis (also tendonitis), meaning inflammation of a tendon, is a type of tendinopathy often confused with the more common tendinosis, which has similar symptoms but requires different treatment. (The suffix -itis denotes diseases characterized by inflammation.) The term tendinitis should be reserved for tendon injuries that involve larger-scale acute injuries accompanied by inflammation. Generally tendinitis is referred to by the body part involved, such as Achilles tendinitis (affecting the Achilles tendon), or patellar tendinitis (jumper's knee, affecting the patellar tendon).
|MeSH Codes:||D052256, D012216|
|ICD 9 Codes:||726.90, 726|
Coding Notes for M77.9 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.
- Bone spur NOS
- Capsulitis NOS
- Periarthritis NOS
- Tendinitis NOS
- DRG Group #557-558 - Tendonitis, myositis and bursitis with MCC.
- DRG Group #557-558 - Tendonitis, myositis and bursitis without MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Enthesopathy of foot region (disorder)
- Tendinitis of flexor hallucis longus (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Fifth character required to further specify the site
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M77.9 - Enthesopathy, unspecified'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M77.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 726.90 was previously used, M77.9 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.