Valid for Submission
M62.838 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other muscle spasm. The code M62.838 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code M62.838 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal movement, bilateral spasm of piriformis muscle, emprosthotonus, lower limb spasticity, muscle spasm of cervical muscle of neck , muscle spasms of head and/or neck, etc.
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 M62.838 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Abnormal movement
- Bilateral spasm of piriformis muscle
- Lower limb spasticity
- Muscle spasm of cervical muscle of neck
- Muscle spasms of head AND/OR neck
- Muscle spasticity of spinal origin
- Muscle spasticity present
- Muscle tension
- Myospasm of masticatory muscle
- O/E - muscle tone
- O/E - muscle tone spastic
- Protective muscle spasm
- Smooth muscle spasm
- Spasm of cervical paraspinous muscle
- Spasm of left piriformis muscle
- Spasm of piriformis muscle
- Spasm of right piriformis muscle
- Spasm of skeletal muscle of thorax
- Stress-induced muscle tension
- Upper limb spasticity
- SPASM-. an involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles. spasms may involve skeletal muscle or smooth muscle.
- TRISMUS-. spasmodic contraction of the masseter muscle resulting in forceful jaw closure. this may be seen with a variety of diseases including tetanus as a complication of radiation therapy trauma or in association with neoplastic conditions.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert M62.838 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code M62.838 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Neuromuscular disorders affect your neuromuscular system. They can cause problems with
- The nerves that control your muscles
- Your muscles
- Communication between your nerves and muscles
These disorders can cause your muscles to become weak and waste away. You may also have symptoms such as spasms, twitching, and pain.
Examples of neuromuscular disorders include
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Myasthenia gravis
- Spinal muscular atrophy
There can be different causes for these diseases. Many of them are genetic.This means they are inherited (run in families) or are caused by a new mutation in your genes. Some neuromuscular disorders are autoimmune diseases. Sometimes the cause is not known.
Many neuromuscular diseases have no cure. But treatments may improve symptoms, increase mobility, and lengthen life.
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- Spasticity (Medical Encyclopedia)