2021 ICD-10-CM Code M62.838

Other muscle spasm

Version 2021
Billable Code
MS-DRG Mapping

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.

ICD-10:M62.838
Short Description:Other muscle spasm
Long Description:Other muscle spasm

Code Classification

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:

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Clinical Information

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

Neuromuscular disorders affect your neuromuscular system. They can cause problems with

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

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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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)