Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 521.42
Pathological resorption, external
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Path resorption-external.
  • ICD-9-CM 521.42 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 521.42 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 521.42 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K03.3 Pathological resorption of teeth
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 521.42:
  • Pathologic, pathological - see also condition
  • Resorption
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