2021 ICD-10-CM Code M26.621

Arthralgia of right temporomandibular joint

Version 2021
Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M26.621 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of arthralgia of right temporomandibular joint. The code M26.621 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 M26.621 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like facial tenderness, pain of right temporomandibular joint, right temporomandibular joint pain dysfunction syndrome, temporomandibular joint-pain-dysfunction syndrome, tenderness of right temporomandibular joint , tenderness of temporomandibular joint, etc.

Short Description:Arthralgia of right temporomandibular joint
Long Description:Arthralgia of right temporomandibular joint

Code Classification

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Replacement Code

M26621 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

Convert M26.621 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code M26.621 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

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