2021 ICD-10-CM Code M26.62

Arthralgia of temporomandibular joint

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

M26.62 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of arthralgia of temporomandibular joint. 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:M26.62
Short Description:Arthralgia of temporomandibular joint
Long Description:Arthralgia of temporomandibular joint

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Arthralgia of temporomandibular joint

Non-specific codes like M26.62 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 arthralgia of temporomandibular joint:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M26.621 for Arthralgia of right temporomandibular joint
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M26.622 for Arthralgia of left temporomandibular joint
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M26.623 for Arthralgia of bilateral temporomandibular joint
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M26.629 for Arthralgia of temporomandibular joint, unspecified side

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 M26.62 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Also called: TMD, TMJ syndrome, Temporomandibular disorders

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jaw to the side of your head. When it works well, it enables you to talk, chew, and yawn. For people with TMJ dysfunction, problems with the joint and muscles around it may cause

Jaw pain may go away with little or no treatment. Treatment may include simple things you can do yourself, such as eating soft foods or applying ice packs. It may also include pain medicines or devices to insert in your mouth. In very rare cases, you might need surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research


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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)