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Understanding ICD-10 Code M54.5 – Low Back Pain - PROMBS

Low Back Pain (LBP) or lumbago also known as , ICD-10 Code M54.50, is a billable code used for healthcare diagnosis and reimbursement of chronic low back pain. It corresponds to the ICD-9 code 724.2. This code covers a wide range of conditions associated with low back pain.

Synonyms for Low Back Pain (ICD-10 M54.50)

  • Acute low back pain
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Intractable low back pain
  • Loin pain
  • Low back pain in pregnancy
  • Mechanical low back pain
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Sacral back pain
  • Tenderness of lumbar spine

Transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10

The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10, mandated under the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), enables more precise tracking of diagnoses with over 70,000 codes in the ICD-10-CM set, improving the accuracy and detail in medical coding.

General ICD-10 Information

The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10), is a comprehensive medical classification system developed by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is essential for healthcare providers to use ICD-10 codes for accurate diagnosis coding and billing. ICD-10’s expanded code sets offer a more detailed representation of health conditions compared to ICD-9, facilitating better patient care and data analysis.

Benefits of Using ICD-10 Code M54.50

  1. Precision in Diagnosis: Provides detailed information about the patient’s condition.
  2. Improved Reimbursement: Ensures accurate billing and reimbursement for healthcare providers.
  3. Enhanced Patient Care: Facilitates better treatment planning and management.

Why Does Accurate Coding Matters?

Accurate coding is crucial for healthcare providers to receive proper reimbursement, avoid claim denials, and maintain compliance with healthcare regulations. Utilizing the correct ICD-10 codes ensures clear communication between healthcare providers and payers, leading to better patient outcomes.

Why Choose PROMBS for Medical Billing?

At PROMBS, we specialize in medical billing and coding, ensuring that healthcare providers receive accurate and timely reimbursements. Our team of experts is dedicated to staying updated with the latest coding standards, including ICD-10, to provide top-notch billing services. Choose PROMBS for reliable, expert medical billing services that enhance your practice’s efficiency and profitability. Contact us today for a free of cost consultation: (725) 237-2757

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