ICD-10-CM Code M51.84

Other intervertebral disc disorders, thoracic region

Version 2020 Billable Code Orthopedics

Valid for Submission

M51.84 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other intervertebral disc disorders, thoracic region. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M51.84 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like calcification of intervertebral cartilage and/or disc or calcification of intervertebral cartilage and/or disc of thoracic region or calcification of thoracic disc or intervertebral disk calcification or resorption of thoracic disc.

The code is commonly used in orthopedics medical specialties to specify clinical concepts such as thoracic, thoracolumbar, and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorders.

ICD-10:M51.84
Short Description:Other intervertebral disc disorders, thoracic region
Long Description:Other intervertebral disc disorders, thoracic region

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code M51.84 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Calcification of intervertebral cartilage AND/OR disc
  • Calcification of intervertebral cartilage AND/OR disc of thoracic region
  • Calcification of thoracic disc
  • Intervertebral disk calcification
  • Resorption of thoracic disc

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M51.84 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 M51.84 to ICD-9

  • 722.92 - Disc dis NEC/NOS-thorac (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other dorsopathies (M50-M54)
      • Thoracic, thoracolum, and lumbosacral intvrt disc disorders (M51)

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


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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