ICD-10-CM Code M50

Cervical disc disorders

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M50 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of cervical disc disorders. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M50
Short Description:Cervical disc disorders
Long Description:Cervical disc disorders

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

  • M50.0 - Cervical disc disorder with myelopathy
  • M50.00 - Cervical disc disorder with myelopathy, unspecified cervical region
  • M50.01 - Cervical disc disorder with myelopathy, high cervical region
  • M50.02 - Cervical disc disorder with myelopathy, mid-cervical region
  • M50.020 - Cervical disc disorder with myelopathy, mid-cervical region, unspecified level
  • M50.021 - Cervical disc disorder at C4-C5 level with myelopathy
  • M50.022 - Cervical disc disorder at C5-C6 level with myelopathy
  • M50.023 - Cervical disc disorder at C6-C7 level with myelopathy
  • M50.03 - Cervical disc disorder with myelopathy, cervicothoracic region
  • M50.1 - Cervical disc disorder with radiculopathy
  • M50.10 - Cervical disc disorder with radiculopathy, unspecified cervical region
  • M50.11 - Cervical disc disorder with radiculopathy, high cervical region
  • M50.12 - Cervical disc disorder with radiculopathy, mid-cervical region
  • M50.120 - Mid-cervical disc disorder, unspecified level
  • M50.121 - Cervical disc disorder at C4-C5 level with radiculopathy
  • M50.122 - Cervical disc disorder at C5-C6 level with radiculopathy
  • M50.123 - Cervical disc disorder at C6-C7 level with radiculopathy
  • M50.13 - Cervical disc disorder with radiculopathy, cervicothoracic region
  • M50.2 - Other cervical disc displacement
  • M50.20 - Other cervical disc displacement, unspecified cervical region
  • M50.21 - Other cervical disc displacement, high cervical region
  • M50.22 - Other cervical disc displacement, mid-cervical region
  • M50.220 - Other cervical disc displacement, mid-cervical region, unspecified level
  • M50.221 - Other cervical disc displacement at C4-C5 level
  • M50.222 - Other cervical disc displacement at C5-C6 level
  • M50.223 - Other cervical disc displacement at C6-C7 level
  • M50.23 - Other cervical disc displacement, cervicothoracic region
  • M50.3 - Other cervical disc degeneration
  • M50.30 - Other cervical disc degeneration, unspecified cervical region
  • M50.31 - Other cervical disc degeneration, high cervical region
  • M50.32 - Other cervical disc degeneration, mid-cervical region
  • M50.320 - Other cervical disc degeneration, mid-cervical region, unspecified level
  • M50.321 - Other cervical disc degeneration at C4-C5 level
  • M50.322 - Other cervical disc degeneration at C5-C6 level
  • M50.323 - Other cervical disc degeneration at C6-C7 level
  • M50.33 - Other cervical disc degeneration, cervicothoracic region
  • M50.8 - Other cervical disc disorders
  • M50.80 - Other cervical disc disorders, unspecified cervical region
  • M50.81 - Other cervical disc disorders, high cervical region
  • M50.82 - Other cervical disc disorders, mid-cervical region
  • M50.820 - Other cervical disc disorders, mid-cervical region, unspecified level
  • M50.821 - Other cervical disc disorders at C4-C5 level
  • M50.822 - Other cervical disc disorders at C5-C6 level
  • M50.823 - Other cervical disc disorders at C6-C7 level
  • M50.83 - Other cervical disc disorders, cervicothoracic region
  • M50.9 - Cervical disc disorder, unspecified
  • M50.90 - Cervical disc disorder, unspecified, unspecified cervical region
  • M50.91 - Cervical disc disorder, unspecified, high cervical region
  • M50.92 - Cervical disc disorder, unspecified, mid-cervical region
  • M50.920 - Unspecified cervical disc disorder, mid-cervical region, unspecified level
  • M50.921 - Unspecified cervical disc disorder at C4-C5 level
  • M50.922 - Unspecified cervical disc disorder at C5-C6 level
  • M50.923 - Unspecified cervical disc disorder at C6-C7 level
  • M50.93 - Cervical disc disorder, unspecified, cervicothoracic 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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code M50:

Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • cervicothoracic disc disorders with cervicalgia
  • cervicothoracic disc disorders

  • code to the most superior level of disorder

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other dorsopathies (M50-M54)
      • Cervical disc disorders (M50)

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


Neck Injuries and Disorders

Any part of your neck - muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, or nerves - can cause neck problems. Neck pain is very common. Pain may also come from your shoulder, jaw, head, or upper arms.

Muscle strain or tension often causes neck pain. The problem is usually overuse, such as from sitting at a computer for too long. Sometimes you can strain your neck muscles from sleeping in an awkward position or overdoing it during exercise. Falls or accidents, including car accidents, are another common cause of neck pain. Whiplash, a soft tissue injury to the neck, is also called neck sprain or strain.

Treatment depends on the cause, but may include applying ice, taking pain relievers, getting physical therapy or wearing a cervical collar. You rarely need surgery.


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