ICD-10-CM Code M70.9

Unspecified soft tissue disorder related to use, overuse and pressure

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M70.9 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of unspecified soft tissue disorder related to use, overuse and pressure. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M70.9
Short Description:Unsp soft tissue disorder related to use/pressure
Long Description:Unspecified soft tissue disorder related to use, overuse and pressure

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

  • M70.90 - Unspecified soft tissue disorder related to use, overuse and pressure of unspecified site
  • M70.91 - Unspecified soft tissue disorder related to use, overuse and pressure of shoulder
  • M70.911 - ... right shoulder
  • M70.912 - ... left shoulder
  • M70.919 - ... unspecified shoulder
  • M70.92 - Unspecified soft tissue disorder related to use, overuse and pressure of upper arm
  • M70.921 - ... right upper arm
  • M70.922 - ... left upper arm
  • M70.929 - ... unspecified upper arm
  • M70.93 - Unspecified soft tissue disorder related to use, overuse and pressure of forearm
  • M70.931 - ... right forearm
  • M70.932 - ... left forearm
  • M70.939 - ... unspecified forearm
  • M70.94 - Unspecified soft tissue disorder related to use, overuse and pressure of hand
  • M70.941 - ... right hand
  • M70.942 - ... left hand
  • M70.949 - ... unspecified hand
  • M70.95 - Unspecified soft tissue disorder related to use, overuse and pressure of thigh
  • M70.951 - ... right thigh
  • M70.952 - ... left thigh
  • M70.959 - ... unspecified thigh
  • M70.96 - Unspecified soft tissue disorder related to use, overuse and pressure lower leg
  • M70.961 - ... right lower leg
  • M70.962 - ... left lower leg
  • M70.969 - ... unspecified lower leg
  • M70.97 - Unspecified soft tissue disorder related to use, overuse and pressure of ankle and foot
  • M70.971 - ... right ankle and foot
  • M70.972 - ... left ankle and foot
  • M70.979 - ... unspecified ankle and foot
  • M70.98 - Unspecified soft tissue disorder related to use, overuse and pressure other
  • M70.99 - Unspecified soft tissue disorder related to use, overuse and pressure multiple sites

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other soft tissue disorders (M70-M79)
      • Soft tissue disorders related to use, overuse and pressure (M70)

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


Wounds and Injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries include

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

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