Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 525.20
Unspecified atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge
  • Short description: ATROPHY ALVLAR RIDGE NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 525.20 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 525.20 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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Disease Synonyms
  • Atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge
  • Horizontal atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge
Applies To
  • Atrophy of the mandible NOS
  • Atrophy of the maxilla NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 525.20 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K08.20 Unspecified atrophy of edentulous alveolar ridge
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 525.20:
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