M47 - Spondylosis

Version 2023
ICD-10:M47
Short Description:Spondylosis
Long Description:Spondylosis
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)

M47 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of spondylosis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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.

Clinical Information

Specific Coding for Spondylosis

Non-specific codes like M47 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 spondylosis:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M47.0 for Anterior spinal and vertebral artery compression syndromes
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M47.01 for Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M47.02 for Vertebral artery compression syndromes
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M47.1 for Other spondylosis with myelopathy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.10 for Other spondylosis with myelopathy, site unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.11 for Other spondylosis with myelopathy, occipito-atlanto-axial region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.12 for Other spondylosis with myelopathy, cervical region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.13 for Other spondylosis with myelopathy, cervicothoracic region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.14 for Other spondylosis with myelopathy, thoracic region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.15 for Other spondylosis with myelopathy, thoracolumbar region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.16 for Other spondylosis with myelopathy, lumbar region
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M47.2 for Other spondylosis with radiculopathy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.20 for Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, site unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.21 for Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, occipito-atlanto-axial region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.22 for Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, cervical region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.23 for Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, cervicothoracic region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.24 for Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, thoracic region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.25 for Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, thoracolumbar region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.26 for Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, lumbar region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.27 for Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, lumbosacral region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.28 for Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, sacral and sacrococcygeal region
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M47.8 for Other spondylosis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M47.81 for Spondylosis without myelopathy or radiculopathy
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M47.89 for Other spondylosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.9 for Spondylosis, unspecified

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Patient Education


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:

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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