ICD-10-CM Code M48.56XS

Collapsed vertebra, not elsewhere classified, lumbar region, sequela of fracture

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M48.56XS is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of collapsed vertebra, not elsewhere classified, lumbar region, sequela of fracture. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M48.56XS might also be used to specify conditions or terms like collapse of lumbar vertebra or collapse of vertebra or compression fracture of l2 or compression fracture of lumbar spine or fracture of second lumbar vertebra.

ICD-10:M48.56XS
Short Description:Collapsed vertebra, NEC, lumbar region, sequela of fracture
Long Description:Collapsed vertebra, not elsewhere classified, lumbar region, sequela of fracture

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Collapse of lumbar vertebra
  • Collapse of vertebra
  • Compression fracture of L2
  • Compression fracture of lumbar spine
  • Fracture of second lumbar vertebra

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M48.56XS is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 551 - MEDICAL BACK PROBLEMS WITH MCC
  • 552 - MEDICAL BACK PROBLEMS WITHOUT MCC

Convert M48.56XS to ICD-9

  • 905.1 - Late eff spine/trunk fx (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Spondylopathies (M45-M49)
      • Other spondylopathies (M48)

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


Fractures

A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone.

Symptoms of a fracture are

  • Intense pain
  • Deformity - the limb looks out of place
  • Swelling, bruising, or tenderness around the injury
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Problems moving a limb

You need to get medical care right away for any fracture. An x-ray can tell if your bone is broken. You may need to wear a cast or splint. Sometimes you need surgery to put in plates, pins or screws to keep the bone in place.


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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

  • 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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