ICD-10-CM Code M47

Spondylosis

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M47 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of spondylosis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M47
Short Description:Spondylosis
Long Description:Spondylosis

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

  • M47.0 - Anterior spinal and vertebral artery compression syndromes
  • M47.01 - Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes
  • M47.011 - Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes, occipito-atlanto-axial region
  • M47.012 - Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes, cervical region
  • M47.013 - Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes, cervicothoracic region
  • M47.014 - Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes, thoracic region
  • M47.015 - Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes, thoracolumbar region
  • M47.016 - Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes, lumbar region
  • M47.019 - Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes, site unspecified
  • M47.02 - Vertebral artery compression syndromes
  • M47.021 - Vertebral artery compression syndromes, occipito-atlanto-axial region
  • M47.022 - Vertebral artery compression syndromes, cervical region
  • M47.029 - Vertebral artery compression syndromes, site unspecified
  • M47.1 - Other spondylosis with myelopathy
  • M47.10 - Other spondylosis with myelopathy, site unspecified
  • M47.11 - Other spondylosis with myelopathy, occipito-atlanto-axial region
  • M47.12 - Other spondylosis with myelopathy, cervical region
  • M47.13 - Other spondylosis with myelopathy, cervicothoracic region
  • M47.14 - Other spondylosis with myelopathy, thoracic region
  • M47.15 - Other spondylosis with myelopathy, thoracolumbar region
  • M47.16 - Other spondylosis with myelopathy, lumbar region
  • M47.2 - Other spondylosis with radiculopathy
  • M47.20 - Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, site unspecified
  • M47.21 - Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, occipito-atlanto-axial region
  • M47.22 - Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, cervical region
  • M47.23 - Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, cervicothoracic region
  • M47.24 - Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, thoracic region
  • M47.25 - Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, thoracolumbar region
  • M47.26 - Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, lumbar region
  • M47.27 - Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, lumbosacral region
  • M47.28 - Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, sacral and sacrococcygeal region
  • M47.8 - Other spondylosis
  • M47.81 - Spondylosis without myelopathy or radiculopathy
  • M47.811 - Spondylosis without myelopathy or radiculopathy, occipito-atlanto-axial region
  • M47.812 - Spondylosis without myelopathy or radiculopathy, cervical region
  • M47.813 - Spondylosis without myelopathy or radiculopathy, cervicothoracic region
  • M47.814 - Spondylosis without myelopathy or radiculopathy, thoracic region
  • M47.815 - Spondylosis without myelopathy or radiculopathy, thoracolumbar region
  • M47.816 - Spondylosis without myelopathy or radiculopathy, lumbar region
  • M47.817 - Spondylosis without myelopathy or radiculopathy, lumbosacral region
  • M47.818 - Spondylosis without myelopathy or radiculopathy, sacral and sacrococcygeal region
  • M47.819 - Spondylosis without myelopathy or radiculopathy, site unspecified
  • M47.89 - Other spondylosis
  • M47.891 - Other spondylosis, occipito-atlanto-axial region
  • M47.892 - Other spondylosis, cervical region
  • M47.893 - Other spondylosis, cervicothoracic region
  • M47.894 - Other spondylosis, thoracic region
  • M47.895 - Other spondylosis, thoracolumbar region
  • M47.896 - Other spondylosis, lumbar region
  • M47.897 - Other spondylosis, lumbosacral region
  • M47.898 - Other spondylosis, sacral and sacrococcygeal region
  • M47.899 - Other spondylosis, site unspecified
  • M47.9 - ... 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 M47:

Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • arthrosis or osteoarthritis of spine
  • degeneration of facet joints

Clinical Information

  • SPONDYLOSIS-. a degenerative spinal disease that can involve any part of the vertebra the intervertebral disk and the surrounding soft tissue.

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)

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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