M48.1 - Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier]

Version 2023
Short Description:Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier]
Long Description:Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier]
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Spondylopathies (M45-M49)
      • Other spondylopathies (M48)

M48.1 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 ankylosing hyperostosis [forestier]. 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 Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier]

Non-specific codes like M48.1 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 ankylosing hyperostosis [forestier]:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M48.10 for Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], site unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M48.11 for Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], occipito-atlanto-axial region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M48.12 for Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], cervical region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M48.13 for Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], cervicothoracic region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M48.14 for Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], thoracic region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M48.15 for Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], thoracolumbar region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M48.16 for Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], lumbar region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M48.17 for Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], lumbosacral region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M48.18 for Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], sacral and sacrococcygeal region
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M48.19 for Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], multiple sites in spine

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