ICD-10-CM Code M01.X31

Direct infection of right wrist in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere

Version 2020 Billable Code Manifestation Diagnoses

Valid for Submission

M01.X31 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of direct infection of right wrist in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M01.X31
Short Description:Direct infct of r wrist in infec/parastc dis classd elswhr
Long Description:Direct infection of right wrist in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Manifestation diagnoses - Manifestation codes describe the manifestation of an underlying disease, not the disease itself, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M01.X31 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 548 - SEPTIC ARTHRITIS WITH MCC
  • 549 - SEPTIC ARTHRITIS WITH CC
  • 550 - SEPTIC ARTHRITIS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert M01.X31 to ICD-9

  • 711.43 - Bact arthritis-forearm (Approximate Flag)
  • 711.53 - Viral arthritis-forearm (Approximate Flag)
  • 711.63 - Mycotic arthrit-forearm (Approximate Flag)
  • 711.73 - Helminth arthrit-forearm (Approximate Flag)
  • 711.83 - Inf arthrit NEC-forearm (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Infectious arthropathies (M00-M02)
      • Direct infect of joint in infec/parastc dis classd elswhr (M01)

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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