Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 359.71
Inclusion body myositis
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 359.71 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 359.71 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 359.71 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM G72.41 Inclusion body myositis [IBM]
Disease Synonyms
  • Myositis, inclusion body
Clinical Information
  • An acquired or hereditary chronic inflammatory disorder of the muscles characterized by the morphologic finding of vacuoles and filamentous inclusions in the muscle tissues
  • Progressive myopathies characterized by the presence of inclusion bodies on muscle biopsy. Sporadic and hereditary forms have been described. The sporadic form is an acquired, adult-onset inflammatory vacuolar myopathy affecting proximal and distal muscles. Familial forms usually begin in childhood and lack inflammatory changes. Both forms feature intracytoplasmic and intranuclear inclusions in muscle tissue. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1409-10)
Applies To
  • IBM
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 359.71:
  • IBM (inclusion body myositis) 359.71
  • Myositis 729.1
    • inclusion body (IBM) 359.71
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