M00.8 - Arthritis and polyarthritis due to other bacteria

Version 2023
ICD-10:M00.8
Short Description:Arthritis and polyarthritis due to other bacteria
Long Description:Arthritis and polyarthritis due to other bacteria
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)

M00.8 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 arthritis and polyarthritis due to other bacteria. 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 Arthritis and polyarthritis due to other bacteria

Non-specific codes like M00.8 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 arthritis and polyarthritis due to other bacteria:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.80 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, unspecified joint
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M00.81 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.811 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, right shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.812 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, left shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.819 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, unspecified shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M00.82 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.821 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, right elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.822 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, left elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.829 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, unspecified elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M00.83 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.831 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, right wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.832 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.839 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, unspecified wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M00.84 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.841 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, right hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.842 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, left hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.849 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, unspecified hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M00.85 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.851 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, right hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.852 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, left hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.859 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, unspecified hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M00.86 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.861 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.862 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.869 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M00.87 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.871 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, right ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.872 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, left ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.879 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, unspecified ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.88 for Arthritis due to other bacteria, vertebrae
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M00.89 for Polyarthritis due to other bacteria

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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Index to Diseases and Injuries References

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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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