2021 ICD-10-CM Code M93.0

Slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic)

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M93.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic). 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:M93.0
Short Description:Slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic)
Long Description:Slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic)

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic)

Header codes like M93.0 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 slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic):

  • M93.00 - Unspecified slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic)
  • M93.001 - Unspecified slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic), right hip
  • M93.002 - Unspecified slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic), left hip
  • M93.003 - Unspecified slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic), unspecified hip
  • M93.01 - Acute slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic)
  • M93.011 - Acute slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic), right hip
  • M93.012 - Acute slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic), left hip
  • M93.013 - Acute slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic), unspecified hip
  • M93.02 - Chronic slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic)
  • M93.021 - Chronic slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic), right hip
  • M93.022 - Chronic slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic), left hip
  • M93.023 - Chronic slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic), unspecified hip
  • M93.03 - Acute on chronic slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic)
  • M93.031 - Acute on chronic slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic), right hip
  • M93.032 - Acute on chronic slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic), left hip
  • M93.033 - Acute on chronic slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic), unspecified hip

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code M93.0:


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Information for Patients


Hip Injuries and Disorders

Your hip is the joint where your femur (thigh bone) meets your pelvis (hip bone). There are two main parts: a ball at the end of the femur, which fits in a socket in the pelvis. Your hip is known as a ball-and-socket joint. This is because you have a ball at the end of your femur, and it fits into a socket in your pelvis. This makes your hips very stable and allows for a wide range of motion. When they are healthy, it takes great force to hurt them. However, playing sports, running, overuse, or falling can sometimes lead to hip injuries such as

Certain diseases also lead to hip injuries or problems. Osteoarthritis can cause pain and limited motion. Osteoporosis of the hip causes weak bones that break easily. Both of these are common in older people.

Another problem is hip dysplasia, where the ball at the end of the femur is loose in the hip socket. It can cause hip dislocation. Babies who have hip dysplasia are usually born with it, but sometimes they develop it later.

Treatment for hip disorders may include rest, medicines, physical therapy, or surgery, including hip replacement.


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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)