Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 521.5
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 521.5 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 521.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A regressive change of teeth characterized by excessive development of secondary cementum on the tooth surface. It may occur on any part of the root, but the apical two-thirds are most commonly affected. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Applies To
  • Cementation hyperplasia
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 521.5 converts directly to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM K03.4 Hypercementosis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 521.5:
  • Hypercementosis 521.5
  • Hyperplasia, hyperplastic
    • cementation, cementum (teeth) (tooth) 521.5
    • dentin 521.5
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