M61.55 - Other ossification of muscle, thigh

Version 2023
ICD-10:M61.55
Short Description:Other ossification of muscle, thigh
Long Description:Other ossification of muscle, thigh
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Disorders of muscles (M60-M63)
      • Calcification and ossification of muscle (M61)

M61.55 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 other ossification of muscle, thigh. 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 Other ossification of muscle, thigh

Non-specific codes like M61.55 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 other ossification of muscle, thigh:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M61.551 for Other ossification of muscle, right thigh
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M61.552 for Other ossification of muscle, left thigh
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M61.559 for Other ossification of muscle, unspecified thigh

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

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