ICD-10-CM Code M00.2

Other streptococcal arthritis and polyarthritis

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M00.2 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other streptococcal arthritis and polyarthritis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M00.2
Short Description:Other streptococcal arthritis and polyarthritis
Long Description:Other streptococcal arthritis and polyarthritis

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • M00.20 - Other streptococcal arthritis, unspecified joint
  • M00.21 - Other streptococcal arthritis, shoulder
  • M00.211 - Other streptococcal arthritis, right shoulder
  • M00.212 - Other streptococcal arthritis, left shoulder
  • M00.219 - Other streptococcal arthritis, unspecified shoulder
  • M00.22 - Other streptococcal arthritis, elbow
  • M00.221 - Other streptococcal arthritis, right elbow
  • M00.222 - Other streptococcal arthritis, left elbow
  • M00.229 - Other streptococcal arthritis, unspecified elbow
  • M00.23 - Other streptococcal arthritis, wrist
  • M00.231 - Other streptococcal arthritis, right wrist
  • M00.232 - Other streptococcal arthritis, left wrist
  • M00.239 - Other streptococcal arthritis, unspecified wrist
  • M00.24 - Other streptococcal arthritis, hand
  • M00.241 - Other streptococcal arthritis, right hand
  • M00.242 - Other streptococcal arthritis, left hand
  • M00.249 - Other streptococcal arthritis, unspecified hand
  • M00.25 - Other streptococcal arthritis, hip
  • M00.251 - Other streptococcal arthritis, right hip
  • M00.252 - Other streptococcal arthritis, left hip
  • M00.259 - Other streptococcal arthritis, unspecified hip
  • M00.26 - Other streptococcal arthritis, knee
  • M00.261 - Other streptococcal arthritis, right knee
  • M00.262 - Other streptococcal arthritis, left knee
  • M00.269 - Other streptococcal arthritis, unspecified knee
  • M00.27 - Other streptococcal arthritis, ankle and foot
  • M00.271 - Other streptococcal arthritis, right ankle and foot
  • M00.272 - Other streptococcal arthritis, left ankle and foot
  • M00.279 - Other streptococcal arthritis, unspecified ankle and foot
  • M00.28 - Other streptococcal arthritis, vertebrae
  • M00.29 - Other streptococcal polyarthritis

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code M00.2:

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Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Infectious arthropathies (M00-M02)
      • Pyogenic arthritis (M00)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


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

  • Intense pain in the joint
  • Joint redness and swelling
  • Chills and fever
  • Inability to move the area with the infected joint

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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Streptococcal Infections

Strep is short for Streptococcus, a type of bacteria. There are several types. Two of them cause most of the strep infections in people: group A and group B.

Group A strep causes

  • Strep throat - a sore, red throat. Your tonsils may be swollen and have white spots on them.
  • Scarlet fever - an illness that follows strep throat. It causes a red rash on the body.
  • Impetigo - a skin infection
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease)

Group B strep can cause blood infections, pneumonia and meningitis in newborns. A screening test during pregnancy can tell if you have it. If you do, intravenous (IV) antibiotics during labor can save your baby's life. Adults can also get group B strep infections, especially if they are 65 or older or already have health problems. Strep B can cause urinary tract infections, blood infections, skin infections and pneumonia in adults.

Antibiotics are used to treat strep infections.


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