ICD-10-CM Code M99.1

Subluxation complex (vertebral)

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M99.1 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of subluxation complex (vertebral). The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M99.1
Short Description:Subluxation complex (vertebral)
Long Description:Subluxation complex (vertebral)

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

  • M99.10 - Subluxation complex (vertebral) of head region
  • M99.11 - Subluxation complex (vertebral) of cervical region
  • M99.12 - Subluxation complex (vertebral) of thoracic region
  • M99.13 - Subluxation complex (vertebral) of lumbar region
  • M99.14 - Subluxation complex (vertebral) of sacral region
  • M99.15 - Subluxation complex (vertebral) of pelvic region
  • M99.16 - Subluxation complex (vertebral) of lower extremity
  • M99.17 - Subluxation complex (vertebral) of upper extremity
  • M99.18 - Subluxation complex (vertebral) of rib cage
  • M99.19 - Subluxation complex (vertebral) of abdomen and other regions

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Biomechanical lesions, not elsewhere classified (M99)
      • Biomechanical lesions, not elsewhere classified (M99)

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
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Dislocations

Dislocations are joint injuries that force the ends of your bones out of position. The cause is often a fall or a blow, sometimes from playing a contact sport. You can dislocate your ankles, knees, shoulders, hips, elbows and jaw. You can also dislocate your finger and toe joints. Dislocated joints often are swollen, very painful and visibly out of place. You may not be able to move it.

A dislocated joint is an emergency. If you have one, seek medical attention. Treatment depends on which joint you dislocate and the severity of the injury. It might include manipulations to reposition your bones, medicine, a splint or sling, and rehabilitation. When properly repositioned, a joint will usually function and move normally again in a few weeks. Once you dislocate a shoulder or kneecap, you are more likely to dislocate it again. Wearing protective gear during sports may help prevent dislocations.

  • Dislocated shoulder - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dislocation (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Kneecap dislocation (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Kneecap dislocation - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Nursemaid's elbow (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Spine Injuries and Disorders

Your backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bone discs called vertebrae. The vertebrae protect your spinal cord and allow you to stand and bend. A number of problems can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue. They include

  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Tumors
  • Conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis and scoliosis
  • Bone changes that come with age, such as spinal stenosis and herniated disks

Spinal diseases often cause pain when bone changes put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. They can also limit movement. Treatments differ by disease, but sometimes they include back braces and surgery.

  • Compression fractures of the back (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foraminotomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Kyphosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Laminectomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lordosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal fusion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spine surgery - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spondylolisthesis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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