M00.1 - Pneumococcal arthritis and polyarthritis

Version 2023
ICD-10:M00.1
Short Description:Pneumococcal arthritis and polyarthritis
Long Description:Pneumococcal arthritis and polyarthritis
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Infectious arthropathies (M00-M02)
      • Pyogenic arthritis (M00)

M00.1 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of pneumococcal arthritis and polyarthritis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Pneumococcal arthritis and polyarthritis

Non-specific codes like M00.1 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for pneumococcal arthritis and polyarthritis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.10 for Pneumococcal arthritis, unspecified joint
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M00.11 for Pneumococcal arthritis, shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.111 for Pneumococcal arthritis, right shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.112 for Pneumococcal arthritis, left shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.119 for Pneumococcal arthritis, unspecified shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M00.12 for Pneumococcal arthritis, elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.121 for Pneumococcal arthritis, right elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.122 for Pneumococcal arthritis, left elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.129 for Pneumococcal arthritis, unspecified elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M00.13 for Pneumococcal arthritis, wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.131 for Pneumococcal arthritis, right wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.132 for Pneumococcal arthritis, left wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.139 for Pneumococcal arthritis, unspecified wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M00.14 for Pneumococcal arthritis, hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.141 for Pneumococcal arthritis, right hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.142 for Pneumococcal arthritis, left hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.149 for Pneumococcal arthritis, unspecified hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M00.15 for Pneumococcal arthritis, hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.151 for Pneumococcal arthritis, right hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.152 for Pneumococcal arthritis, left hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.159 for Pneumococcal arthritis, unspecified hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M00.16 for Pneumococcal arthritis, knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.161 for Pneumococcal arthritis, right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.162 for Pneumococcal arthritis, left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.169 for Pneumococcal arthritis, unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M00.17 for Pneumococcal arthritis, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.171 for Pneumococcal arthritis, right ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.172 for Pneumococcal arthritis, left ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.179 for Pneumococcal arthritis, unspecified ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.18 for Pneumococcal arthritis, vertebrae
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.19 for Pneumococcal polyarthritis

Patient Education


Infectious Arthritis

Most kinds of arthritis cause pain and swelling in your joints. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. Infectious arthritis is an infection in the joint. The infection comes from a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection that spreads from another part of the body. Symptoms of infectious arthritis include:

One type of infectious arthritis is reactive arthritis. The reaction is to an infection somewhere else in your body. The joint is usually the knee, ankle, or toe. Sometimes, reactive arthritis is set off by an infection in the bladder, or in the urethra, which carries urine out of the body. In women, an infection in the vagina can cause the reaction. For both men and women, it can start with bacteria passed on during sex. Another form of reactive arthritis starts with eating food or handling something that has bacteria on it.

To diagnose infectious arthritis, your health care provider may do tests of your blood, urine, and joint fluid. Treatment includes medicines and sometimes surgery.


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Pneumococcal Infections

Pneumococci are a type of streptococcus bacteria. The bacteria spread through contact with people who are ill or by healthy people who carry the bacteria in the back of their nose. Pneumococcal infections can be mild or severe. The most common types of infections are:

How the diagnosis is made depends upon where the infection is. Your doctor will do a physical exam and ask about your medical history. Possible tests may include blood, imaging, or lab tests. Treatment is with antibiotics. Vaccines can prevent pneumococcal infections. There are two vaccines. One is for infants and young children. The other is for people at high risk, including those who are over 65 years old, have chronic illnesses or weak immune systems, smoke, have asthma, or live in long-term care facilities.

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