ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M50.021

Cervical disc disorder at C4-C5 level with myelopathy

Diagnosis Code M50.021

ICD-10: M50.021
Short Description: Cervical disc disorder at C4-C5 level with myelopathy
Long Description: Cervical disc disorder at C4-C5 level with myelopathy
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M50.021

Valid for Submission
The code M50.021 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

New 2017 ICD-10 Code
M50.021 is new to ICD-10 code set for the FY 2017, effective October 1, 2016.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other dorsopathies (M50-M54)
      • Cervical disc disorders (M50)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M50.021 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M50.021 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Replacement Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplacement Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2016. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).

This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • M50.02 - Cervical disc disorder with myelopathy, mid-cervical region

Previous Code
Previous Code M50.020
Next Code
M50.022 Next Code