M47.02 - Vertebral artery compression syndromes

Version 2023
ICD-10:M47.02
Short Description:Vertebral artery compression syndromes
Long Description:Vertebral artery compression syndromes
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)

M47.02 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 vertebral artery compression syndromes. 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.

Specific Coding for Vertebral artery compression syndromes

Non-specific codes like M47.02 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 vertebral artery compression syndromes:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.021 for Vertebral artery compression syndromes, occipito-atlanto-axial region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.022 for Vertebral artery compression syndromes, cervical region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M47.029 for Vertebral artery compression syndromes, site unspecified

Patient Education


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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:

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