ICD-10-CM Code M86.16
Other acute osteomyelitis, tibia and fibula
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 M86.16 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of M86.16 that describes the diagnosis 'other acute osteomyelitis, tibia and fibula' in more detail.
- M86.16 Other acute osteomyelitis, tibia and fibula NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code M86 is used to code Osteomyelitis
Osteomyelitis[a] (or OM) is infection and inflammation of the bone or bone marrow. It can be usefully subclassified on the basis of the causative organism (pyogenic bacteria or mycobacteria) and the route, duration and anatomic location of the infection.
|Infectious Disease, Orthopedics
|ICD 9 Code:
Osteomyelitis of the tibia of a young child. Numerous abscesses in the bone show as radiolucency.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Acute osteomyelitis of the lower leg (disorder)
- Acute osteomyelitis-fibula (disorder)
- Acute osteomyelitis - knee (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for causative agent code
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M86.16 - Other acute osteomyelitis, tibia and fibula'
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