M25.7 - Osteophyte

Version 2023
Short Description:Osteophyte
Long Description:Osteophyte
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other joint disorders (M20-M25)
      • Other joint disorder, not elsewhere classified (M25)

M25.7 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of osteophyte. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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.

Clinical Information

Specific Coding for Osteophyte

Non-specific codes like M25.7 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 osteophyte:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.70 for Osteophyte, unspecified joint
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.71 for Osteophyte, shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.711 for Osteophyte, right shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.712 for Osteophyte, left shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.719 for Osteophyte, unspecified shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.72 for Osteophyte, elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.721 for Osteophyte, right elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.722 for Osteophyte, left elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.729 for Osteophyte, unspecified elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.73 for Osteophyte, wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.731 for Osteophyte, right wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.732 for Osteophyte, left wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.739 for Osteophyte, unspecified wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.74 for Osteophyte, hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.741 for Osteophyte, right hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.742 for Osteophyte, left hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.749 for Osteophyte, unspecified hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.75 for Osteophyte, hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.751 for Osteophyte, right hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.752 for Osteophyte, left hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.759 for Osteophyte, unspecified hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.76 for Osteophyte, knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.761 for Osteophyte, right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.762 for Osteophyte, left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.769 for Osteophyte, unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.77 for Osteophyte, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.771 for Osteophyte, right ankle
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.772 for Osteophyte, left ankle
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.773 for Osteophyte, unspecified ankle
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.774 for Osteophyte, right foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.775 for Osteophyte, left foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.776 for Osteophyte, unspecified foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.78 for Osteophyte, vertebrae

Patient Education

Bone Diseases

Your bones help you move, give you shape and support your body. They are living tissues that rebuild constantly throughout your life. During childhood and your teens, your body adds new bone faster than it removes old bone. After about age 20, you can lose bone faster than you make bone. To have strong bones when you are young, and to prevent bone loss when you are older, you need to get enough calcium, vitamin D, and exercise. You should also avoid smoking and drinking too much alcohol.

Bone diseases can make bones easy to break. Different kinds of bone problems include:

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