M25.519 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pain in unspecified shoulder. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The code is commonly used in family practice , internal medicine medical specialties to specify clinical concepts such as pain in joint.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like M25.519 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:
- Acromioclavicular joint pain
- Arthralgia of the upper arm
- Clavicle pain
- Danforth's sign
- Pain of shoulder girdle
- Referred pain
- Referred pain in shoulder from abdomen
- Shoulder joint - painful arc
- Shoulder joint pain
- Shoulder joint painful on movement
- Shoulder pain
- Tenderness of shoulder joint
- Tenderness of upper limb
- Shoulder Pain-. unilateral or bilateral pain of the shoulder. it is often caused by physical activities such as work or sports participation, but may also be pathologic in origin.
- Bothered by Neck or Shoulder Pain or Discomfort|Are you bothered by neck or shoulder pain or discomfort-. a question about whether an individual is or was bothered by neck or shoulder pain or discomfort.
- Shoulder Pain-. a sensation of discomfort emanating from the muscles, tendons, joints (acromioclavicular or glenohumeral), or supporting structures between the neck and upper arm.
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|M25.519||719.41 - Joint pain-shlder|
|Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.|
Pain is a signal in your nervous system that something may be wrong. It is an unpleasant feeling, such as a prick, tingle, sting, burn, or ache. Pain may be sharp or dull. It may come and go, or it may be constant. You may feel pain in one area of your body, such as your back, abdomen, chest, pelvis, or you may feel pain all over.
Pain can be helpful in diagnosing a problem. If you never felt pain, you might seriously hurt yourself without knowing it, or you might not realize you have a medical problem that needs treatment.
There are two types of pain: acute and chronic. Acute pain usually comes on suddenly, because of a disease, injury, or inflammation. It can often be diagnosed and treated. It usually goes away, though sometimes it can turn into chronic pain. Chronic pain lasts for a long time, and can cause severe problems.
Pain is not always curable, but there are many ways to treat it. Treatment depends on the cause and type of pain. There are drug treatments, including pain relievers. There are also non-drug treatments, such as acupuncture, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery.
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Shoulder Injuries and Disorders
Your shoulder joint is composed of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). Your shoulders are the most movable joints in your body. They can also be unstable because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. To remain in a stable or normal position, the shoulder must be anchored by muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Because your shoulder can be unstable, it can be easily injured. Common problems include:
- Sprains and strains
- Torn rotator cuffs
- Frozen shoulder
- Fractures (broken bones)
Health care providers diagnose shoulder problems by using your medical history, a physical exam, and imaging tests.
Often, the first treatment for shoulder problems is RICE. This stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Other treatments include exercise and medicines to reduce pain and swelling. If those don't work, you may need surgery.
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- FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
- FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
- 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)