Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 737.9
Unspecified curvature of spine
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 737.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 737.9 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: 737.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M43.8X9 Other specified deforming dorsopathies, site unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acquired curvature of spine
  • Acquired hunchback
  • Camptocormia
  • Curvature of spine
  • Curvature of spine due to osteomalacia
  • Deforming dorsopathy
  • Hunchback, acquired
737.9 Excludes
  • deformity of spine NOS (738.5)
Applies To
  • Curvature of spine (acquired) (idiopathic) NOS
  • Hunchback, acquired
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 737.9:
  • Angulation
    • spine (see also Curvature, spine) 737.9
  • Contraction, contracture, contracted
    • spine (see also Curvature, spine) 737.9
  • Curvature
  • Defect, defective 759.9
    • postural, spine 737.9
  • Humpback (acquired) 737.9
  • Hunchback (acquired) 737.9
  • Short, shortening, shortness
    • back 737.9
  • Tilting vertebra 737.9
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