2021 ICD-10-CM Code K08.2

Atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

K08.2 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:K08.2
Short Description:Atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge
Long Description:Atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge

Non-specific codes like K08.2 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.20 for Unspecified atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.21 for Minimal atrophy of the mandible
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.22 for Moderate atrophy of the mandible
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.23 for Severe atrophy of the mandible
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.24 for Minimal atrophy of maxilla
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.25 for Moderate atrophy of the maxilla
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K08.26 for Severe atrophy of the maxilla

Information for Patients


Jaw Injuries and Disorders

Your jaw is a set of bones that holds your teeth. It consists of two main parts. The upper part is the maxilla. It doesn't move. The moveable lower part is called the mandible. You move it when you talk or chew. The two halves of the mandible meet at your chin. The joint where the mandible meets your skull is the temporomandibular joint.

Jaw problems include

Treatment of jaw problems depends on the cause.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)