ICD-10 Code M80.079

Age-related osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, unspecified ankle and foot

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M80.079 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of age-related osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, unspecified ankle and foot. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: M80.079
Short Description:Age-related osteopor w current path fracture, unsp ank/ft
Long Description:Age-related osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, unspecified ankle and foot

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

  • M80.079A - Age-related osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, unspecified ankle and foot, initial encounter for fracture
  • M80.079D - Age-related osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, unspecified ankle and foot, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M80.079G - Age-related osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, unspecified ankle and foot, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M80.079K - Age-related osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, unspecified ankle and foot, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M80.079P - Age-related osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, unspecified ankle and foot, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M80.079S - Age-related osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, unspecified ankle and foot, sequela

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Disorders of bone density and structure (M80-M85)
      • Osteoporosis with current pathological fracture (M80)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (first year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA mandated 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 Medical Professionals

Synonyms

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

  • Pathological fracture of ankle due to osteoporosis
  • Pathological fracture of foot due to osteoporosis

Information for Patients


Fractures

A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone.

Symptoms of a fracture are

  • Intense pain
  • Deformity - the limb looks out of place
  • Swelling, bruising, or tenderness around the injury
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Problems moving a limb

You need to get medical care right away for any fracture. An x-ray can tell if your bone is broken. You may need to wear a cast or splint. Sometimes you need surgery to put in plates, pins or screws to keep the bone in place.


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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens the bones. Your bones become fragile and break easily, especially the bones in the hip, spine, and wrist. In the United States, millions of people either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass.

Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is more common in older women. Risk factors include

  • Getting older
  • Being small and thin
  • Having a family history of osteoporosis
  • Taking certain medicines
  • Being a white or Asian woman
  • Having low bone density

Osteoporosis is a silent disease. You might not know you have it until you break a bone. A bone mineral density test is the best way to check your bone health.

To keep bones strong, eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise, and do not smoke. If needed, medicines can also help. It is also important to try to avoid falling down. Falls are the number one cause of fractures in older adults.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.