Billable Medical Code for Inclusion Body Myositis
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 359.71
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 359.71.
Inclusion body myositis is also known as myositis inclusion body. This applies to IBM.
Inclusion Body Myositis Definition and Symptoms
Inclusion body myositis is an inflammatory muscle disease that causes slow progessive weakness of the distal and proximal muscles which are most dominant in the arms and legs. Symptoms include weakness in the wrist and fingers, trouble gripping, coordination problems, and weakness of the swallowing muscles.