ICD-10-CM Code M62.52

Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, upper arm

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M62.52 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, upper arm. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M62.52
Short Description:Muscle wasting and atrophy, NEC, upper arm
Long Description:Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, upper arm

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

  • M62.521 - Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, right upper arm
  • M62.522 - Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, left upper arm
  • M62.529 - Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, unspecified upper arm

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 M62.52 are found in the index:


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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