ICD-10-CM Code M54.2

Cervicalgia

Version 2020 Billable Code Family Practice Internal Medicine Orthopedics

Valid for Submission

M54.2 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of cervicalgia. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M54.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like axis pressure pain, c/o: stiffness, cervical facet joint pain, cervical spine painful on movement, cervical spine tender, cervical spinous process tenderness, etc

The code is commonly used in family practice, internal medicine, orthopedics medical specialties to specify clinical concepts such as back and neck pain.

ICD-10:M54.2
Short Description:Cervicalgia
Long Description:Cervicalgia

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 M54.2:

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.
  • cervicalgia due to intervertebral cervical disc disorder M50

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 M54.2 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:

  • Axis pressure pain
  • C/O: stiffness
  • Cervical facet joint pain
  • Cervical spine painful on movement
  • Cervical spine tender
  • Cervical spinous process tenderness
  • Cervico-occipital neuralgia
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Chronic neck pain for greater than 3 months
  • Facet joint pain
  • Finding of sensation of musculoskeletal structure of neck
  • Finding of sensation of musculoskeletal structure of neck
  • Finding of sensation of musculoskeletal structure of neck
  • Finding of sensation of musculoskeletal structure of neck
  • Finding of sensation of musculoskeletal structure of neck
  • Finding of sensation of thyroid gland
  • Finding of sensation of thyroid gland
  • Myofascial pain
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Myofascial pain syndrome of neck
  • Neck pain
  • Neck pain aggravated by recumbency
  • Neck pain co-occurrent with neck stiffness following whiplash injury to neck
  • Neck pain co-occurrent with neurological deficit following whiplash injury to neck
  • Neck pain co-occurrent with tenderness of neck following whiplash injury to neck
  • Neurological deficit
  • Nuchal pain
  • Pain in cervical spine
  • Pain in cervical spine
  • Pain in thyroid
  • Pain of head and neck region
  • Pain radiating to neck
  • Stiff neck
  • Stiff neck
  • Tenderness of head and neck region
  • Tenderness of head and neck region
  • Tenderness of head and neck region
  • Tenderness of neck
  • Tenderness of neck
  • Tenderness of thyroid
  • Vertebral joint pain

Clinical Information

  • NECK PAIN-. discomfort or more intense forms of pain that are localized to the cervical region. this term generally refers to pain in the posterior or lateral regions of the neck.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M54.2 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 M54.2 to ICD-9

Code Classification

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

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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