Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 721.0
Cervical spondylosis without myelopathy
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Cervical spondylosis.
  • ICD-9-CM 721.0 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 721.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Arthritis of cervical joint
  • Arthritis, cervical/neck
  • Arthropathy of cervical (neck) facet
  • Arthropathy of cervical facet
  • Arthropathy of cervical spine facet joint
  • Cervical arthritis
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Cervical spondylosis wo myelopathy
  • Cervicothoracic spondylosis without myelopathy or radiculopathy
  • Cervicothoracic spondylosis wo myelopathy
  • Occipitatlantoaxial spondylosis wo myelopathy
  • Occipitoatlantoaxial spondylosis without myelopathy or radiculopathy
  • Spondylosis cervical (neck) joint without myelopathy
  • Spondylosis cervical joint without myelopathy
  • Spondylosis cervical joint WO myelopathy
  • Spondylosis of cervical (neck) joint
  • Spondylosis of cervical joint
Applies To
  • Cervical or cervicodorsal:
    • arthritis
    • osteoarthritis
    • spondylarthritis
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 721.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M47.812 Spondylosis without myelopathy or radiculopathy, cervical region
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 721.0:
  • Arthritis, arthritic (acute) (chronic) (subacute) 716.9
    • cervical, cervicodorsal (see also Spondylosis, cervical) 721.0
  • Spondylosis 721.90
    • cervical, cervicodorsal 721.0
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