M01.X7 - Direct infection of ankle and foot in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere

Version 2023
ICD-10:M01.X7
Short Description:Direct infct of ank/ft in infec/parastc dis classd elswhr
Long Description:Direct infection of ankle and foot in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
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)
      • Direct infect of joint in infec/parastc dis classd elswhr (M01)

M01.X7 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 direct infection of ankle and foot in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere. 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 Direct infct of ank/ft in infec/parastc dis classd elswhr

Non-specific codes like M01.X7 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 ank/ft in infec/parastc dis classd elswhr:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M01.X71 for Direct infection of right ankle and foot in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M01.X72 for Direct infection of left ankle and foot in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M01.X79 for Direct infection of unspecified ankle and foot in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere

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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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