Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 720.2
Sacroiliitis, not elsewhere classified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 720.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 720.2 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: 720.2 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M46.1 Sacroiliitis, not elsewhere classified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat sacroiliitis
  • Bilateral sacroiliitis
  • Left sacroiliitis
  • Right sacroiliitis
  • Sacroiliac joint inflamed
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Solitary sacroiliitis
Clinical Information
  • What: symmetrical radiological inflammation of the sacroiliac joints. Why: symmetrical sacroiliitis is a characteristic finding of ankylosing spondylitis, whereas it is less common in reiter's disease, psoriatic spondylitis, and enteropathic arthritis. In these diseases asymmetric sacroiliitis is not uncommon. How: sacroiliitis is diagnosed by radiological findings of the sacroiliac joints. These findings include loss of the normal subchondral plate, indistinctness of the subchondral plate, narrowing or apparent widening of the sacroiliac joint space, subchondral sclerosis on both the iliac and sacral side of the sacroiliac joint, subchondral erosions of the sacroiliac joint and fusion of the sacroiliac joint
Applies To
  • Inflammation of sacroiliac joint NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 720.2:
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
    • joint NEC (see also Arthritis) 716.9
      • sacroiliac 720.2
  • Sacroiliitis NEC 720.2
  • Spondylitis 720.9
    • sacroiliac NEC 720.2
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