M02.8 - Other reactive arthropathies

Version 2023
ICD-10:M02.8
Short Description:Other reactive arthropathies
Long Description:Other reactive arthropathies
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)
      • Postinfective and reactive arthropathies (M02)

M02.8 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 other reactive arthropathies. 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 Other reactive arthropathies

Non-specific codes like M02.8 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 other reactive arthropathies:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.80 for Other reactive arthropathies, unspecified site
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M02.81 for Other reactive arthropathies, shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.811 for Other reactive arthropathies, right shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.812 for Other reactive arthropathies, left shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.819 for Other reactive arthropathies, unspecified shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M02.82 for Other reactive arthropathies, elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.821 for Other reactive arthropathies, right elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.822 for Other reactive arthropathies, left elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.829 for Other reactive arthropathies, unspecified elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M02.83 for Other reactive arthropathies, wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.831 for Other reactive arthropathies, right wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.832 for Other reactive arthropathies, left wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.839 for Other reactive arthropathies, unspecified wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M02.84 for Other reactive arthropathies, hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.841 for Other reactive arthropathies, right hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.842 for Other reactive arthropathies, left hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.849 for Other reactive arthropathies, unspecified hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M02.85 for Other reactive arthropathies, hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.851 for Other reactive arthropathies, right hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.852 for Other reactive arthropathies, left hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.859 for Other reactive arthropathies, unspecified hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M02.86 for Other reactive arthropathies, knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.861 for Other reactive arthropathies, right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.862 for Other reactive arthropathies, left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.869 for Other reactive arthropathies, unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M02.87 for Other reactive arthropathies, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.871 for Other reactive arthropathies, right ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.872 for Other reactive arthropathies, left ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.879 for Other reactive arthropathies, unspecified ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.88 for Other reactive arthropathies, vertebrae
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M02.89 for Other reactive arthropathies, multiple sites

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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