2021 ICD-10-CM Code M90.87

Osteopathy in diseases classified elsewhere, ankle and foot

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M90.87 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of osteopathy in diseases classified elsewhere, ankle and 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:M90.87
Short Description:Osteopathy in diseases classified elsewhere, ankle and foot
Long Description:Osteopathy in diseases classified elsewhere, ankle and foot

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Osteopathy in diseases classified elsewhere, ankle and foot

Header codes like M90.87 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 osteopathy in diseases classified elsewhere, ankle and foot:

  • M90.871 - Osteopathy in diseases classified elsewhere, right ankle and foot
  • M90.872 - Osteopathy in diseases classified elsewhere, left ankle and foot
  • M90.879 - Osteopathy in diseases classified elsewhere, unspecified ankle and foot

Information for Patients


Bone Diseases

Your bones help you move, give you shape and support your body. They are living tissues that rebuild constantly throughout your life. During childhood and your teens, your body adds new bone faster than it removes old bone. After about age 20, you can lose bone faster than you make bone. To have strong bones when you are young, and to prevent bone loss when you are older, you need to get enough calcium, vitamin D, and exercise. You should also avoid smoking and drinking too much alcohol.

Bone diseases can make bones easy to break. Different kinds of bone problems include

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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)