Acupuncture ICD-10 Common Codes

by  Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS
October 17th, 2014

The following is a short list of some other handy ICD-10 codes:

M76.50 Patellar tendinitis, unspecified knee
M76.51 Patellar tendinitis, right knee
M76.52 Patellar tendinitis, left knee
M05.33 Rheumatoid arthritis
M15.9Polyosteoarthritis, unspecified (generalized osteoarthritis NOS)
M16.10 Unilateral primary osteoarthritis, unspecified hip
M54.40 Lumbago with sciatica, unspecified side
M54.41 Lumbago with sciatica, right side
M54.42 Lumbago with sciatica, left side
M54.6 Pain in the thoracic spine
M54.9Dorsalgia, unspecified (backache NOS, back pain NOS)
H57.1 Eye Pain
R10.2 Pelvic and perineal pain
R07.0 Throat pain
K08.8 Tooth pain
F45.42 Pain disorder exclusively related to psychological factors
R51 Headache NOS
G44.019 Cluster headache syndrome NOS
M75.20 Bicipital tendinitis, unspecified shoulder
S43.429 Sprain of unspecified rotator cuff capsule
M75.00 Adhesive capsulitis, unspecified shoulder (frozen shoulder)
M77.20 Periarthritis, unspecified wrist
G56.00 Carpal tunnel syndrome, unspecified upper limb
M72.2 Plantar fascial fibromatosis (plantar fasciitis)
M54.10 Brachial radiculitis NOS
M54.10 Lumbosacral radiculitis NOS
M79.601 Pain in right arm
M79.602 Pain in left arm
M79.603 Pain in arm, unspecified
M79.604 Pain in right leg
M79.605 Pain in left leg
M79.606 Pain in leg, unspecified
M79.609 Pain in unspecified limb
M79.643 Pain in unspecified hand
M79.646 Pain in unspecified finger(s)
M79.673 Pain in unspecified foot
M79.676 Pain in unspecified toe(s)
M77.10 Lateral epicondylitis, unspecified elbow (tennis elbow)

Non-specific codes regarding laterality such as M79.643 (pain in unspecified hand) may be adequate. However, time will tell whether or not the codes must specify left or right. Pain in the left hand is M79.642 and pain in the right hand is M79.641



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