Effective October 1, 2021, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) code for low back pain, M54.5 was replaced with three codes to add specificity to diagnosis. The new codes added to ICD-10 include:
M54.50 Low back pain, unspecified
M54.51 Vertebrogenic low back pain
M54.59 Other low back pain
Full details of the current ICD-10 diagnoses codes can be downloaded on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website using the “2022 Code Tables, Tabular and Index” link toward the bottom of the page.