2021 ICD-10-CM Code M76.89

Other specified enthesopathies of lower limb, excluding foot

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M76.89 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other specified enthesopathies of lower limb, excluding foot. 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:M76.89
Short Description:Other specified enthesopathies of lower limb, excluding foot
Long Description:Other specified enthesopathies of lower limb, excluding foot

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other specified enthesopathies of lower limb, excluding foot

Header codes like M76.89 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 other specified enthesopathies of lower limb, excluding foot:

  • M76.891 - Other specified enthesopathies of right lower limb, excluding foot
  • M76.892 - Other specified enthesopathies of left lower limb, excluding foot
  • M76.899 - Other specified enthesopathies of unspecified lower limb, excluding foot

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 M76.89 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


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Leg Injuries and Disorders

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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)