2021 ICD-10-CM Code M01.X5

Direct infection of hip in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M01.X5 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of direct infection of hip in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

ICD-10:M01.X5
Short Description:Direct infct of hip in infec/parastc diseases classd elswhr
Long Description:Direct infection of hip in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Direct infct of hip in infec/parastc diseases classd elswhr

Header codes like M01.X5 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 direct infct of hip in infec/parastc diseases classd elswhr:

  • M01.X51 - Direct infection of right hip in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
  • M01.X52 - Direct infection of left hip in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
  • M01.X59 - Direct infection of unspecified hip in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere

Information for Patients


Infectious Arthritis

Also called: Septic 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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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)