ICD-10-CM Code M43.9

Deforming dorsopathy, unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M43.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of deforming dorsopathy, unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M43.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acquired curvature of spine, acquired deformity of spine, cervical spine deformity, curvature of spine, deformity of cervical vertebra, deformity of joint of thoracic spine, etc

ICD-10:M43.9
Short Description:Deforming dorsopathy, unspecified
Long Description:Deforming dorsopathy, unspecified

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code M43.9:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Curvature of spine NOS

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 M43.9 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Acquired curvature of spine
  • Acquired deformity of spine
  • Cervical spine deformity
  • Curvature of spine
  • Deformity of cervical vertebra
  • Deformity of joint of thoracic spine
  • Deformity of lumbar spine
  • Deformity of neck
  • Deformity of spine
  • Deformity of spine due to injury
  • Deformity of thoracic spine
  • Deformity of thoracic vertebra
  • Effect of movement on spine deformity - finding
  • Effect of movement on spine deformity - finding
  • Effect of movement on spine deformity - finding
  • Effect of movement on spine deformity - finding
  • Finding of form of lumbar spine
  • Finding of form of thoracic spine
  • Movement corrects spinal deformity
  • Movement does not correct spinal deformity
  • Movement does not reduce spinal deformity
  • Movement reduces spinal deformity
  • Spinal curvature convex to the left
  • Spinal curvature convex to the right

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M43.9 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 M43.9 to ICD-9

  • 737.8 - Curvature of spine NEC (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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