ICD-10-CM Code M41.8

Other forms of scoliosis

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M41.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other forms of scoliosis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M41.8
Short Description:Other forms of scoliosis
Long Description:Other forms of scoliosis

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • M41.80 - ... site unspecified
  • M41.82 - ... cervical region
  • M41.83 - ... cervicothoracic region
  • M41.84 - ... thoracic region
  • M41.85 - ... thoracolumbar region
  • M41.86 - ... lumbar region
  • M41.87 - ... lumbosacral region

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Deforming dorsopathies (M40-M43)
      • Scoliosis (M41)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Scoliosis

Scoliosis causes a sideways curve of your backbone, or spine. These curves are often S- or C-shaped. Scoliosis is most common in late childhood and the early teens, when children grow fast. Girls are more likely to have it than boys. It can run in families. Symptoms include leaning to one side and having uneven shoulders and hips. Sometimes it is easy to notice, but not always.

Children may get screening for scoliosis at school or during a checkup. If it looks like there is a problem, your doctor will use your medical and family history, a physical exam, and imaging tests to make a diagnosis. Treatment depends on your age, how much more you're likely to grow, how much curving there is, and whether the curve is temporary or permanent. People with mild scoliosis might only need checkups to see if the curve is getting worse. Others might need to wear a brace or have surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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