2021 ICD-10-CM Code M62.52

Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, upper arm

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M62.52 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis 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 2021 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.

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

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Muscle wasting and atrophy, NEC, upper arm

Header codes like M62.52 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 muscle wasting and atrophy, nec, upper arm:

  • 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:

Information for Patients


Muscle Disorders

Also called: Myopathy

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

Sometimes the cause is not known.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)