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ICD-10-CM Code M87.8
Other osteonecrosis

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code M87.8 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the ten child codes of M87.8 that describes the diagnosis 'other osteonecrosis' in more detail.


The ICD code M87 is used to code Avascular necrosis

Avascular necrosis (AVN), also called osteonecrosis, bone infarction, aseptic necrosis, and ischemic bone necrosis, is cellular death (necrosis) of bone components due to interruption of the blood supply. Without blood, the bone tissue dies and the bone collapses. If avascular necrosis involves the bones of a joint, it often leads to destruction of the joint articular surfaces. (see Osteochondritis dissecans).

Specialty: Orthopedics
MeSH Code: D010020
ICD 9 Code: 733.4

Femur head showing a flap of cartilage (osteochondritis dissecans) due to avascular necrosis. Specimen from total hip replacement surgery.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M87.8 - Other osteonecrosis'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M87.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: M87 - Osteonecrosis

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/M878