Valid for Submission
K08.20 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge. The code K08.20 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code K08.20 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like alveolar bone loss, alveolar ridge abnormality of maxilla, atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge, atrophy of edentulous mandibular alveolar ridge, atrophy of edentulous maxillary alveolar ridge , edentulous alveolar ridge with labial resorption, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like K08.20 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code K08.20:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Atrophy of the mandible NOS
- Atrophy of the maxilla NOS
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code K08.20 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Alveolar bone loss
- Alveolar ridge abnormality of maxilla
- Atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge
- Atrophy of edentulous mandibular alveolar ridge
- Atrophy of edentulous maxillary alveolar ridge
- Edentulous alveolar ridge with labial resorption
- Horizontal alveolar bone loss
- Horizontal atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge
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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
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
- Osteonecrosis, which happens when your bones lose their blood supply
Treatment of jaw problems depends on the cause.
- Jaw - broken or dislocated (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Malocclusion of teeth (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Micrognathia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Prognathism (Medical Encyclopedia)
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