Billable Medical Code for Other Osteoporosis
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 733.09
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 733.09.
The Short Description Is: Osteoporosis NEC.
Osteoporosis is also known as disappearing bone disease, drug induced osteoporosis, drug-induced osteoporosis, drug-induced osteoporosis with pathological fracture, localized osteoporosis – Lequesne, localized osteoporosis of Lequesne, osteoporosis due to corticosteroids, osteoporosis in endocrine disorders, osteoporosis drug induced, pathologic osteoporosis, postoophorectomy osteoporosis, post-surgical malabsorption osteoporosis, post-surgical malabsorption osteoporosis with pathological fracture, regional migrating osteoporosis, secondary generalized osteoporosis, secondary localized osteoporosis, and transient osteoporosis of hip in pregnancy. This applies to drug-induced osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis Definition and Symptoms
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become weak and brittle. The brittleness of the bones is so severe that very mild stress on the bones can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis can affect women and men but is most common is post menopausal women. Symptoms include a stooped posture, bones that fracture easily, loss of height over time, and back pain.