Short description: Spinal stenosis, lumbar region without neurogenic claud The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM M48.061 became effective on October 1, 2019. This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M48.061 - other international versions of ICD-10 M48.061 may differ.
Low back pain 1 M54.5 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. 2 The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM M54.5 became effective on October 1, 2019. 3 This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M54.5 - other international versions of ICD-10 M54.5 may differ.
The surgeon might perform arthroplasty, such as 22856 (Total disc arthroplasty (artificial disc), anterior approach, including discectomy with end plate preparation (includes osteophytectomy for nerve root or spinal cord decompression and microdissection); single interspace, cervical) on a patient with spinal stenosis.
Spinal stenosis causes narrowing in your spine. The narrowing can occur at the center of your spine, in the canals branching off your spine and/or between the vertebrae, the bones of the spine. The narrowing puts pressure on your nerves and spinal cord and can cause pain.spinal stenosis occurs mostly in people older than 50.
Fusion of spine, site unspecified The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM M43. 20 became effective on October 1, 2021. This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M43.
Other specified postprocedural states The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM Z98. 89 became effective on October 1, 2021.
There is no distinction made in ICD-10-CM for central canal stenosis vs foraminal stenosis. Therefore, the M48. 0- code covers both/all types of spinal stenosis.
The work of placing the bone graft is included in the arthrodesis/fusion codes. All spinal bone graft codes are add-on codes....3. Choose the appropriate add-on bone graft code with fusion.TypeMorselizedStructuralAllograft (donor bone)+20930+20931Autograft (patient's bone)+20936, +20937+20938Dec 9, 2021
ICD-10 code Z98. 890 for Other specified postprocedural states is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Factors influencing health status and contact with health services .
ICD-10-CM Code for Postlaminectomy syndrome, not elsewhere classified M96. 1.
Other intervertebral disc displacement, lumbar region The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM M51. 26 became effective on October 1, 2021.
Laminectomy (removal of lamina bone) and diskectomy (removing damaged disk tissue) are both types of spinal decompression surgery. Your provider may perform a diskectomy or other techniques (such as joining two vertebrae, called spinal fusion) during a laminectomy procedure.
Radiculopathy, lumbar region The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM M54. 16 became effective on October 1, 2021. This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M54.
062 Spinal Stenosis Lumbar Region with Neurogenic Claudication.
Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower part of your back. Stenosis, which means narrowing, can cause pressure on your spinal cord or the nerves that go from your spinal cord to your muscles. Spinal stenosis can happen in any part of your spine but is most common in the lower back.
Diseases such as arthritis and scoliosis can cause spinal stenosis, too. Symptoms might appear gradually or not at all. They include pain in your neck or back, numbness, weakness or pain in your arms or legs, and foot problems.
Narrowing of the spinal canal. Your spine, or backbone, protects your spinal cord and allows you to stand and bend. Spinal stenosis causes narrowing in your spine. The narrowing can occur at the center of your spine, in the canals branching off your spine and/or between the vertebrae, the bones of the spine.
The narrowing puts pressure on your nerves and spinal cord and can cause pain.spinal stenosis occurs mostly in people older than 50. Younger people with a spine injury or a narrow spinal canal are also at risk. Diseases such as arthritis and scoliosis can cause spinal stenosis, too.
Sciatica – Pain which radiates down to one or both the legs from the lower back caused due to compression of the sciatic nerve by a herniated disk or a bone spur. Lumbago- The medical term for low back pain.
Lumbar region – The lower back region of the spine which is curved slightly inwards and made of 5 vertebrae (L1-L5). Lumbosacral region – The region connecting the last lumbar vertebrae to the sacrum which is made of 5 bones fused together.
Cervicothoracic region – The region connecting the cervical and thoracic regions of the spine (C7-T1). Thoracic region – The longest region of the spine which extends from the base of the neck to the abdomen. It comprises of 12 vertebrae (T1 to T12).
Chronic back pain – Back pain is said to be chronic if it is a constant nagging pain usually lasting for more than 3-6 months duration, which begins to affect the daily routine of the person.
Back pain being a symptom of an underlying disease in most cases is coded only in the absence of a confirmed diagnosis of an underlying condition like intervertebral disc disorders, traumatic disc fracture, muscle strain etc..
Decompression is the general term to describe removal of the spinal disk, bone, or tissue causing pressure and pain. Often, this is the only procedure performed. Examples include: laminectomy to decompress spinal canal and/or nerve roots (e.g., 63001-63017, 63045-+63048), discectomy to decompress spinal canal and/or nerve roots (e.g., 63020-+63035, 63040-+63044, 63055-+63057), corpectomy (e.g., 63081-+63091), fracture repair (e.g., 22325-+22328), etc.#N#CPT® designates the decompression codes as being per “vertebral segment” or per “interspace.” Decompression occurs at the interspace for discectomy codes (e.g., right L4-L5 interspace). Discectomy is a single, standalone code, such as 63030 Laminotomy (hemilaminectomy), with decompression of nerve root (s), including partial facetectomy, foraminotomy and/or excision of herniated intervertebral disc; 1 interspace, lumbar.#N#But decompression of the spinal canal can be coded per vertebral segment (63001-63017), or per level of foraminotomy (e.g., decompression of the L4 exiting nerve root via partial laminectomy at L4 and partial laminectomy at L5, with foraminotomy at L4-L5, is reported using one code: 63047 Laminectomy, facetectomy and foraminotomy (unilateral or bilateral with decompression of spinal cord, cauda equina and/or nerve root [s], [eg, spinal or lateral recess stenosis]), single vertebral segment; lumbar).#N#Discern whether the approach was posterior or anterior to choose the correct code. Table A illustrates commonly used, standalone decompression codes for spine surgery.#N#Table A: Standalone decompression codes for spine surgery
“It seems like coding spine cases is as complicated as doing the surgery,” said a spine surgeon at his first coding training session with me.#N#Spine procedure coding can make even the most confident coder squirm. But spine procedure coding doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it’s quite formulaic. Follow these five principles and spine procedure coding will go from scary to simple.
Because a fusion was performed, you must include a bone graft code. As with other graft codes in CPT®, the spinal bone graft codes are reported for harvesting the bone graft. The work of placing the bone graft is included in the arthrodesis/fusion codes. All spinal bone graft codes are add-on codes.
To report bone graft procedures, see 20930-20938. (Report bone graft procedures, see 20930-20938. (Report in addition to code[s] for definitive procedure[s].) Do not append modifier 62 to bone graft codes 20900-20938.
A vertebral segment describes the basic constituent part into which the spine may be divided. It represents a single complete vertebral bone with its associated articular processes and laminae.