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MDC 8 Diseases & Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System & Connective Tissue

MDC 8 Assignment of Diagnosis Codes

Surgical DRGs. O.R.Procedure of ...

Combined Anterior/Posterior Spinal Fusion
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 453
No Yes 454
No No 455

Spinal Fusion Except Cervical with Spinal Curvature / Malignancy / Infection or Extensive Fusions
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 456
No Yes 457
No No 458

Spinal Fusion Except Cervical
MCC DRG
Yes 459
No 460

Bilateral or Multiple Major Joint Procedures of Lower Extremity
MCC DRG
Yes 461
No 462

Wound Debridement and Skin Graft Except Hand, for Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 463
No Yes 464
No No 465

Revision of Hip or Knee Replacement
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 466
No Yes 467
No No 468

Major Joint Replacement or Reattachment of Lower Extremity
MCC DRG
Yes 469
No 470

Cervical Spinal Fusion
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 471
No Yes 472
No No 473

Amputation for Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue Disorders
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 474
No Yes 475
No No 476

Biopsies of Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 477
No Yes 478
No No 479

Hip and Femur Procedures Except Major Joint
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 480
No Yes 481
No No 482

Major Joint and Limb Reattachment Procedures of Upper Extremity
CC or MCC DRG
Yes 483
No 484

Knee Procedures
PDX of Infection MCC CC CC or MCC DRG
Yes Yes n/a n/a 485
Yes No Yes n/a 486
Yes No No n/a 487
No n/a n/a Yes 488
No n/a n/a No 489

Back and Neck Procedures, Except Spinal Fusion, or Disc Devices/Neurostimulators
Back & Neck Except Disc Devices Disc Devices Neurostimulator Combinations CC or MCC DRG
Yes n/a n/a Yes 490
No Yes n/a n/a 490
No No Yes n/a 490
Yes No No No 491

Lower Extremity and Humerus Procedures Except Hip,Foot,Femur
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 492
No Yes 493
No No 494

Local Excision and Removal Int Fix Devices Except Hip and Femur
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 495
No Yes 496
No No 497

Local Excision and Removal Int Fix Devices of Hip and Femur
CC or MCC DRG
Yes 498
No 499

Soft Tissue Procedures
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 500
No Yes 501
No No 502

Foot Procedures
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 503
No Yes 504
No No 505

Major Thumb or Joint Procedures

Major Shoulder or Elbow Joint Procedures
CC or MCC DRG
Yes 507
No 508

Arthoscopy

Shoulder, Elbow or Forearm Procedures, Except Major Joint Procedures
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 510
No Yes 511
No No 512

Hand or Wrist Procedures, Except Major Thumb or Joint Procedures
CC or MCC DRG
Yes 513
No 514

Other Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue O.R. Procedures
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 515
No Yes 516
No No 517

Medical DRGs. Principal Diagnosis of ...

Fractures of Femur
MCC DRG
Yes 533
No 534

Fractures of Hip and Pelvis
MCC DRG
Yes 535
No 536

Sprains, Strains and Dislocations of Hip, Pelvis and Thigh
CC or MCC DRG
Yes 537
No 538

Osteomyelitis
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 539
No Yes 540
No No 541

Pathological Fractures and Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Malignancy
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 542
No Yes 543
No No 544

Connective Tissue Disorders
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 545
No Yes 546
No No 547

Septic Arthritis
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 548
No Yes 549
No No 550

Medical Back Problems
MCC DRG
Yes 551
No 552

Bone Diseases and Arthropathies
MCC DRG
Yes 553
No 554

Signs and Symptoms of Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue
MCC DRG
Yes 555
No 556

Tendonitis, Myositis and Bursitis
MCC DRG
Yes 557
No 558

Aftercare, Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 559
No Yes 560
No No 561

Fracture, Sprain, Strain and Dislocation Except Femur, Hip, Pelvis and Thigh
MCC DRG
Yes 562
No 563

Other Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue Diagnoses
MCC CC DRG
Yes n/a 564
No Yes 565
No No 566




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