Valid for Submission
M79.10 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of myalgia, unspecified site. The code M79.10 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code M79.10 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like chronic musculoskeletal pain, chronic musculoskeletal pain due to disease of nervous system, chronic musculoskeletal pain due to persistent inflammation, chronic primary musculoskeletal pain, diffuse muscle tenderness , localized masticatory muscle soreness, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like M79.10 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 M79.10 are found in the index:
- - Myalgia - M79.10
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Chronic musculoskeletal pain
- Chronic musculoskeletal pain due to disease of nervous system
- Chronic musculoskeletal pain due to persistent inflammation
- Chronic primary musculoskeletal pain
- Diffuse muscle tenderness
- Localized masticatory muscle soreness
- Muscle pain
- Muscle tension pain
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Musculoskeletal tenderness
- Myalgia caused by statin
- Myalgia/myositis - multiple
- Myofascial pain
- Myofascial pain with referral
- Pain on movement of skeletal muscle
- Skeletal muscle tender
- Tenderness at muscle insertion
- Viral myalgia
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|555||SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITH MCC||08||1.3628|
|556||SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITHOUT MCC||08||0.8063|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
M7910 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):
Information for Patients
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
- Injury or overuse, such as sprains or strains, cramps or tendinitis
- A genetic disorder, such as muscular dystrophy
- Some cancers
- Inflammation, such as myositis
- Diseases of nerves that affect muscles
- Certain medicines
Sometimes the cause of muscle disorders is unknown.
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