ICD-10-CM Code M43.8X9

Other specified deforming dorsopathies, site unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M43.8X9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified deforming dorsopathies, site unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M43.8X9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acquired myelocele, curvature of spine due to another disorder, curvature of spine due to osteomalacia, rotational deformity of spine, stenosis of spinal canal due to subluxation, vertical spinal deviation, etc

ICD-10:M43.8X9
Short Description:Other specified deforming dorsopathies, site unspecified
Long Description:Other specified deforming dorsopathies, site unspecified

Synonyms

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

  • Acquired myelocele
  • Curvature of spine due to another disorder
  • Curvature of spine due to osteomalacia
  • Rotational deformity of spine
  • Stenosis of spinal canal due to subluxation
  • Vertical spinal deviation

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M43.8X9 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 456 - SPINAL FUSION EXCEPT CERVICAL WITH SPINAL CURVATURE OR MALIGNANCY OR INFECTION OR EXTENSIVE FUSIONS WITH MCC
  • 457 - SPINAL FUSION EXCEPT CERVICAL WITH SPINAL CURVATURE OR MALIGNANCY OR INFECTION OR EXTENSIVE FUSIONS WITH CC
  • 458 - SPINAL FUSION EXCEPT CERVICAL WITH SPINAL CURVATURE OR MALIGNANCY OR INFECTION OR EXTENSIVE FUSIONS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert M43.8X9 to ICD-9

  • 724.9 - Back disorder NOS (Approximate Flag)
  • 737.40 - Spin curv NOS in oth dis (Approximate Flag)
  • 737.8 - Curvature of spine NEC (Approximate Flag)
  • 737.9 - Curvature of spine NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

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

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


Spine Injuries and Disorders

Your backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bone discs called vertebrae. The vertebrae protect your spinal cord and allow you to stand and bend. A number of problems can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue. They include

  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Tumors
  • Conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis and scoliosis
  • Bone changes that come with age, such as spinal stenosis and herniated disks

Spinal diseases often cause pain when bone changes put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. They can also limit movement. Treatments differ by disease, but sometimes they include back braces and surgery.


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