Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 721.8
Other allied disorders of spine
  • Short description: Spinal disorders NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 721.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 721.8 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).
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 721.8: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 721.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M48.9 Spondylopathy, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bone spur of vertebra
  • Osteophyte of vertebrae
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 721.8:
  • Arthritis, arthritic (acute) (chronic) (subacute) 716.9
    • coccyx 721.8
  • Exostosis 726.91
    • spine 721.8
      • with spondylosis - see Spondylosis
  • Hyperostosis 733.99
    • vertebral 721.8
      • with spondylosis - see Spondylosis
      • ankylosing 721.6
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