Valid for Submission
M25.159 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of fistula, unspecified hip. The code M25.159 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 M25.159 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like fistula of buttock or fistula of hip joint.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like M25.159 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.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Fistula of buttock
- Fistula of hip joint
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert M25.159 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code M25.159 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
A fistula is an abnormal connection between two parts inside of the body. Fistulas may develop between different organs, such as between the esophagus and the windpipe or the bowel and the vagina. They can also develop between two blood vessels, such as between an artery and a vein or between two arteries.
Some people are born with a fistula. Other common causes of fistulas include
- Complications from surgery
- Diseases, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
Treatment depends on the cause of the fistula, where it is, and how bad it is. Some fistulas will close on their own. In some cases, you may need antibiotics and/or surgery.
- Fistula (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Gastrointestinal fistula (Medical Encyclopedia)
Hip Injuries and Disorders
Your hip is the joint where your femur (thigh bone) meets your pelvis (hip bone). There are two main parts: a ball at the end of the femur, which fits in a socket in the pelvis. Your hip is known as a ball-and-socket joint. This is because you have a ball at the end of your femur, and it fits into a socket in your pelvis. This makes your hips very stable and allows for a wide range of motion. When they are healthy, it takes great force to hurt them. However, playing sports, running, overuse, or falling can sometimes lead to hip injuries such as
Certain diseases also lead to hip injuries or problems. Osteoarthritis can cause pain and limited motion. Osteoporosis of the hip causes weak bones that break easily. Both of these are common in older people.
Another problem is hip dysplasia, where the ball at the end of the femur is loose in the hip socket. It can cause hip dislocation. Babies who have hip dysplasia are usually born with it, but sometimes they develop it later.
Treatment for hip disorders may include rest, medicines, physical therapy, or surgery, including hip replacement.
- Developmental dysplasia of the hip (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Getting your home ready - knee or hip surgery (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hip arthroscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hip flexor strain -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hip fracture - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hip fracture surgeries (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hip joint injection (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hip pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Trochanteric bursitis (Medical Encyclopedia)