2021 ICD-10-CM Code M99.8

Other biomechanical lesions

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M99.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other biomechanical lesions. 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:M99.8
Short Description:Other biomechanical lesions
Long Description:Other biomechanical lesions

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other biomechanical lesions

Header codes like M99.8 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 other biomechanical lesions:

  • M99.80 - Other biomechanical lesions of head region
  • M99.81 - Other biomechanical lesions of cervical region
  • M99.82 - Other biomechanical lesions of thoracic region
  • M99.83 - Other biomechanical lesions of lumbar region
  • M99.84 - Other biomechanical lesions of sacral region
  • M99.85 - Other biomechanical lesions of pelvic region
  • M99.86 - Other biomechanical lesions of lower extremity
  • M99.87 - Other biomechanical lesions of upper extremity
  • M99.88 - Other biomechanical lesions of rib cage
  • M99.89 - Other biomechanical lesions of abdomen and other regions

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)