Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 721.5
Kissing spine
  • ICD-9-CM 721.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 721.5 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 721.5.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 721.5: 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 721.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M48.20 Kissing spine, site unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cervical kissing spine
  • Cervicothoracic kissing spine
  • Kissing spine, cervical (neck) spine
  • Kissing spine, cervical spine
  • Kissing spine, cervicothoracic spine
  • Kissing spine, lumbar spine
  • Kissing spine, lumbosacral
  • Kissing spine, occipitatlantoaxial
  • Kissing spine, occipitoatlantoaxial
  • Kissing spine, thoracic
  • Kissing spine, thoracolumbar spine
  • Lumbar kissing spine
  • Lumbosacral kissing spine
  • Occipitoatlantoaxial kissing spine
  • Thoracic kissing spine
  • Thoracolumbar kissing spine
Applies To
  • Baastrup's syndrome
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 721.5:
  • Baastrup's syndrome 721.5
  • Kissing
    • osteophytes 721.5
    • spine 721.5
    • vertebra 721.5
  • Michotte's syndrome 721.5
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Baastrup's 721.5
    • Michotte's 721.5
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