Specific code 2009 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 756.15
Fusion of spine (vertebra) congenital
  • Short description: CONGEN FUSION OF SPINE.
  • ICD-9-CM 756.15 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 756.15 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2009 version of ICD-9-CM 756.15.
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Disease Synonyms
  • Atlanto-occipital fusion
  • Congenital fusion of spine
  • Fusion of atlanto-occipital spine
  • Fusion of spine, congenital
  • Occipitoatlantoaxial spine ankylosis
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 756.15 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Q76.49 Other congenital malformations of spine, not associated with scoliosis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 756.15:
  • Bertolotti's syndrome (sacralization of fifth lumbar vertebra) 756.15
  • Fusion, fused (congenital)
    • lumbosacral (acquired) 724.6
      • congenital 756.15
      • surgical V45.4
    • spine (acquired) 724.9
      • arthrodesis status V45.4
      • congenital (vertebra) 756.15
      • postoperative status V45.4
  • Lumbarization, vertebra 756.15
  • Sacralization
    • fifth lumbar vertebra 756.15
    • incomplete (vertebra) 756.15
  • Segmentation, incomplete (congenital) - see also Fusion
    • lumbosacral (joint) 756.15
    • vertebra 756.15
      • lumbosacral 756.15
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Bertolotti's (sacralization of fifth lumbar vertebra) 756.15
    • sacralization-scoliosis-sciatica 756.15
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