ICD-10-CM Code M62.50

Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, unspecified site

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M62.50 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, unspecified site. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M62.50 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like atrophic myositis, denervation atrophy of muscle, disuse muscle atrophy, disuse syndrome, ischemic muscular atrophy, leg wasted, etc

ICD-10:M62.50
Short Description:Muscle wasting and atrophy, NEC, unsp site
Long Description:Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, unspecified site

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 M62.50 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:

  • Atrophic myositis
  • Denervation atrophy of muscle
  • Disuse muscle atrophy
  • Disuse syndrome
  • Ischemic muscular atrophy
  • Leg wasted
  • Mild muscle atrophy
  • Moderate muscle atrophy
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Muscular atrophy, ataxia, retinitis pigmentosa, and diabetes mellitus
  • O/E - muscle atrophy present
  • Progressive muscular atrophy
  • Severe muscle atrophy
  • Severe systemic illness tissue wasting
  • Severe systemic illness-induced skeletal muscle wasting
  • Size of leg - finding
  • X-linked myopathy with postural muscle atrophy

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M62.50 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.

  • 557 - TENDONITIS, MYOSITIS AND BURSITIS WITH MCC
  • 558 - TENDONITIS, MYOSITIS AND BURSITIS WITHOUT MCC

Convert M62.50 to ICD-9

  • 728.2 - Musc disuse atrophy NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Disorders of muscles (M60-M63)
      • Other disorders of muscle (M62)

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


Muscle Disorders

Your muscles help you move and help your body work. Different types of muscles have different jobs. There are many problems that can affect muscles. Muscle disorders can cause weakness, pain or even paralysis.

Causes of muscle disorders include

  • Injury or overuse, such as sprains or strains, cramps or tendinitis
  • A genetic disorder, such as muscular dystrophy
  • Some cancers
  • Inflammation, such as myositis
  • Diseases of nerves that affect muscles
  • Infections
  • Certain medicines

Sometimes the cause is not known.


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