ICD-10-CM Code M06

Other rheumatoid arthritis

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M06 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other rheumatoid arthritis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M06
Short Description:Other rheumatoid arthritis
Long Description:Other rheumatoid arthritis

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • M06.0 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor
  • M06.00 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, unspecified site
  • M06.01 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, shoulder
  • M06.011 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, right shoulder
  • M06.012 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, left shoulder
  • M06.019 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, unspecified shoulder
  • M06.02 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, elbow
  • M06.021 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, right elbow
  • M06.022 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, left elbow
  • M06.029 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, unspecified elbow
  • M06.03 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, wrist
  • M06.031 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, right wrist
  • M06.032 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, left wrist
  • M06.039 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, unspecified wrist
  • M06.04 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, hand
  • M06.041 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, right hand
  • M06.042 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, left hand
  • M06.049 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, unspecified hand
  • M06.05 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, hip
  • M06.051 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, right hip
  • M06.052 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, left hip
  • M06.059 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, unspecified hip
  • M06.06 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, knee
  • M06.061 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, right knee
  • M06.062 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, left knee
  • M06.069 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, unspecified knee
  • M06.07 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, ankle and foot
  • M06.071 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, right ankle and foot
  • M06.072 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, left ankle and foot
  • M06.079 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, unspecified ankle and foot
  • M06.08 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, vertebrae
  • M06.09 - Rheumatoid arthritis without rheumatoid factor, multiple sites
  • M06.1 - Adult-onset Still's disease
  • M06.2 - Rheumatoid bursitis
  • M06.20 - Rheumatoid bursitis, unspecified site
  • M06.21 - Rheumatoid bursitis, shoulder
  • M06.211 - Rheumatoid bursitis, right shoulder
  • M06.212 - Rheumatoid bursitis, left shoulder
  • M06.219 - Rheumatoid bursitis, unspecified shoulder
  • M06.22 - Rheumatoid bursitis, elbow
  • M06.221 - Rheumatoid bursitis, right elbow
  • M06.222 - Rheumatoid bursitis, left elbow
  • M06.229 - Rheumatoid bursitis, unspecified elbow
  • M06.23 - Rheumatoid bursitis, wrist
  • M06.231 - Rheumatoid bursitis, right wrist
  • M06.232 - Rheumatoid bursitis, left wrist
  • M06.239 - Rheumatoid bursitis, unspecified wrist
  • M06.24 - Rheumatoid bursitis, hand
  • M06.241 - Rheumatoid bursitis, right hand
  • M06.242 - Rheumatoid bursitis, left hand
  • M06.249 - Rheumatoid bursitis, unspecified hand
  • M06.25 - Rheumatoid bursitis, hip
  • M06.251 - Rheumatoid bursitis, right hip
  • M06.252 - Rheumatoid bursitis, left hip
  • M06.259 - Rheumatoid bursitis, unspecified hip
  • M06.26 - Rheumatoid bursitis, knee
  • M06.261 - Rheumatoid bursitis, right knee
  • M06.262 - Rheumatoid bursitis, left knee
  • M06.269 - Rheumatoid bursitis, unspecified knee
  • M06.27 - Rheumatoid bursitis, ankle and foot
  • M06.271 - Rheumatoid bursitis, right ankle and foot
  • M06.272 - Rheumatoid bursitis, left ankle and foot
  • M06.279 - Rheumatoid bursitis, unspecified ankle and foot
  • M06.28 - Rheumatoid bursitis, vertebrae
  • M06.29 - Rheumatoid bursitis, multiple sites
  • M06.3 - Rheumatoid nodule
  • M06.30 - Rheumatoid nodule, unspecified site
  • M06.31 - Rheumatoid nodule, shoulder
  • M06.311 - Rheumatoid nodule, right shoulder
  • M06.312 - Rheumatoid nodule, left shoulder
  • M06.319 - Rheumatoid nodule, unspecified shoulder
  • M06.32 - Rheumatoid nodule, elbow
  • M06.321 - Rheumatoid nodule, right elbow
  • M06.322 - Rheumatoid nodule, left elbow
  • M06.329 - Rheumatoid nodule, unspecified elbow
  • M06.33 - Rheumatoid nodule, wrist
  • M06.331 - Rheumatoid nodule, right wrist
  • M06.332 - Rheumatoid nodule, left wrist
  • M06.339 - Rheumatoid nodule, unspecified wrist
  • M06.34 - Rheumatoid nodule, hand
  • M06.341 - Rheumatoid nodule, right hand
  • M06.342 - Rheumatoid nodule, left hand
  • M06.349 - Rheumatoid nodule, unspecified hand
  • M06.35 - Rheumatoid nodule, hip
  • M06.351 - Rheumatoid nodule, right hip
  • M06.352 - Rheumatoid nodule, left hip
  • M06.359 - Rheumatoid nodule, unspecified hip
  • M06.36 - Rheumatoid nodule, knee
  • M06.361 - Rheumatoid nodule, right knee
  • M06.362 - Rheumatoid nodule, left knee
  • M06.369 - Rheumatoid nodule, unspecified knee
  • M06.37 - Rheumatoid nodule, ankle and foot
  • M06.371 - Rheumatoid nodule, right ankle and foot
  • M06.372 - Rheumatoid nodule, left ankle and foot
  • M06.379 - Rheumatoid nodule, unspecified ankle and foot
  • M06.38 - Rheumatoid nodule, vertebrae
  • M06.39 - Rheumatoid nodule, multiple sites
  • M06.4 - Inflammatory polyarthropathy
  • M06.8 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis
  • M06.80 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified site
  • M06.81 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, shoulder
  • M06.811 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, right shoulder
  • M06.812 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, left shoulder
  • M06.819 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified shoulder
  • M06.82 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, elbow
  • M06.821 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, right elbow
  • M06.822 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, left elbow
  • M06.829 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified elbow
  • M06.83 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, wrist
  • M06.831 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, right wrist
  • M06.832 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, left wrist
  • M06.839 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified wrist
  • M06.84 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, hand
  • M06.841 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, right hand
  • M06.842 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, left hand
  • M06.849 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified hand
  • M06.85 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, hip
  • M06.851 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, right hip
  • M06.852 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, left hip
  • M06.859 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified hip
  • M06.86 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, knee
  • M06.861 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, right knee
  • M06.862 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, left knee
  • M06.869 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified knee
  • M06.87 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, ankle and foot
  • M06.871 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, right ankle and foot
  • M06.872 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, left ankle and foot
  • M06.879 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified ankle and foot
  • M06.88 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, vertebrae
  • M06.89 - Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sites
  • M06.9 - Rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified

Clinical Information

  • ARTHRITIS JUVENILE-. arthritis in children with onset before 16 years of age. the terms juvenile rheumatoid arthritis jra and juvenile idiopathic arthritis jia refer to classification systems for chronic arthritis in children. only one subtype of juvenile arthritis polyarticular onset rheumatoid factor positive clinically resembles adult rheumatoid arthritis and is considered its childhood equivalent.
  • ARTHRITIS RHEUMATOID-. a chronic systemic disease primarily of the joints marked by inflammatory changes in the synovial membranes and articular structures widespread fibrinoid degeneration of the collagen fibers in mesenchymal tissues and by atrophy and rarefaction of bony structures. etiology is unknown but autoimmune mechanisms have been implicated.
  • FELTY SYNDROME-. a rare complication of rheumatoid arthritis with autoimmune neutropenia; and splenomegaly.

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Inflammatory polyarthropathies (M05-M14)
      • Other rheumatoid arthritis (M06)

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


Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints. It can affect any joint but is common in the wrist and fingers.

More women than men get rheumatoid arthritis. It often starts in middle age and is most common in older people. You might have the disease for only a short time, or symptoms might come and go. The severe form can last a lifetime.

Rheumatoid arthritis is different from osteoarthritis, the common arthritis that often comes with older age. RA can affect body parts besides joints, such as your eyes, mouth and lungs. RA is an autoimmune disease, which means the arthritis results from your immune system attacking your body's own tissues.

No one knows what causes rheumatoid arthritis. Genes, environment, and hormones might contribute. Treatments include medicine, lifestyle changes, and surgery. These can slow or stop joint damage and reduce pain and swelling.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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Rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that causes chronic abnormal inflammation, primarily affecting the joints. The most common signs and symptoms are pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints. Small joints in the hands and feet are involved most often, although larger joints (such as the shoulders, hips, and knees) may become involved later in the disease. Joints are typically affected in a symmetrical pattern; for example, if joints in the hand are affected, both hands tend to be involved. People with rheumatoid arthritis often report that their joint pain and stiffness is worse when getting out of bed in the morning or after a long rest.Rheumatoid arthritis can also cause inflammation of other tissues and organs, including the eyes, lungs, and blood vessels. Additional signs and symptoms of the condition can include a loss of energy, a low fever, weight loss, and a shortage of red blood cells (anemia). Some affected individuals develop rheumatoid nodules, which are firm lumps of noncancerous tissue that can grow under the skin and elsewhere in the body.The signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis usually appear in mid- to late adulthood. Many affected people have episodes of symptoms (flares) followed by periods with no symptoms (remissions) for the rest of their lives. In severe cases, affected individuals have continuous health problems related to the disease for many years. The abnormal inflammation can lead to severe joint damage, which limits movement and can cause significant disability.
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