Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 722.4
Degeneration of cervical intervertebral disc
  • Short description: Cervical disc degen.
  • ICD-9-CM 722.4 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 722.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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Disease Synonyms
  • Cervical disc degeneration
  • Degeneration of cervical (neck) intervertebral disc
Applies To
  • Degeneration of cervicothoracic intervertebral disc
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 722.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM M50.30 Other cervical disc degeneration, unspecified cervical region
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 722.4:
  • Degeneration, degenerative
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