ICD-10-CM Code M93.8

Other specified osteochondropathies

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M93.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other specified osteochondropathies. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M93.8
Short Description:Other specified osteochondropathies
Long Description:Other specified osteochondropathies

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

  • M93.80 - Other specified osteochondropathies of unspecified site
  • M93.81 - Other specified osteochondropathies of shoulder
  • M93.811 - ... right shoulder
  • M93.812 - ... left shoulder
  • M93.819 - ... unspecified shoulder
  • M93.82 - Other specified osteochondropathies of upper arm
  • M93.821 - ... right upper arm
  • M93.822 - ... left upper arm
  • M93.829 - ... unspecified upper arm
  • M93.83 - Other specified osteochondropathies of forearm
  • M93.831 - ... right forearm
  • M93.832 - ... left forearm
  • M93.839 - ... unspecified forearm
  • M93.84 - Other specified osteochondropathies of hand
  • M93.841 - ... right hand
  • M93.842 - ... left hand
  • M93.849 - ... unspecified hand
  • M93.85 - Other specified osteochondropathies of thigh
  • M93.851 - ... right thigh
  • M93.852 - ... left thigh
  • M93.859 - ... unspecified thigh
  • M93.86 - Other specified osteochondropathies lower leg
  • M93.861 - ... right lower leg
  • M93.862 - ... left lower leg
  • M93.869 - ... unspecified lower leg
  • M93.87 - Other specified osteochondropathies of ankle and foot
  • M93.871 - ... right ankle and foot
  • M93.872 - ... left ankle and foot
  • M93.879 - ... unspecified ankle and foot
  • M93.88 - Other specified osteochondropathies other
  • M93.89 - Other specified osteochondropathies multiple sites

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Chondropathies (M91-M94)
      • Other osteochondropathies (M93)

Code History

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

  • Low bone density and osteoporosis, which make your bones weak and more likely to break
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta makes your bones brittle
  • Paget's disease of bone makes them weak
  • Bones can also develop cancer and infections
  • Other bone diseases, which are caused by poor nutrition, genetics, or problems with the rate of bone growth or rebuilding

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Cartilage Disorders

Cartilage is the tough but flexible tissue that covers the ends of your bones at a joint. It also gives shape and support to other parts of your body, such as your ears, nose and windpipe. Healthy cartilage helps you move by allowing your bones to glide over each other. It also protects bones by preventing them from rubbing against each other.

Injured, inflamed, or damaged cartilage can cause symptoms such as pain and limited movement. It can also lead to joint damage and deformity. Causes of cartilage problems include

  • Tears and injuries, such as sports injuries
  • Genetic factors
  • Other disorders, such as some types of arthritis

Osteoarthritis results from breakdown of cartilage.

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