2021 ICD-10-CM Code M47.1

Other spondylosis with myelopathy

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:M47.1
Short Description:Other spondylosis with myelopathy
Long Description:Other spondylosis with myelopathy

Code Classification

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

M47.1 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other spondylosis with myelopathy. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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 Other spondylosis with myelopathy

Non-specific codes like M47.1 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 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

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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code M47.1:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Information for Patients


Spinal Cord Diseases

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. It is protected by your vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up your spine. If you have an accident that damages the vertebrae or other parts of the spine, this can also injure the spinal cord. Other spinal cord problems include

Symptoms vary but might include pain, numbness, loss of sensation and muscle weakness. These symptoms can occur around the spinal cord, and also in other areas such as your arms and legs. Treatments often include medicines and surgery.


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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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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)