M06.3 - Rheumatoid nodule

Version 2023
ICD-10:M06.3
Short Description:Rheumatoid nodule
Long Description:Rheumatoid nodule
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Inflammatory polyarthropathies (M05-M14)
      • Other rheumatoid arthritis (M06)

M06.3 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 rheumatoid nodule. 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.

Clinical Information

Specific Coding for Rheumatoid nodule

Non-specific codes like M06.3 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 rheumatoid nodule:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.30 for Rheumatoid nodule, unspecified site
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M06.31 for Rheumatoid nodule, shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.311 for Rheumatoid nodule, right shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.312 for Rheumatoid nodule, left shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.319 for Rheumatoid nodule, unspecified shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M06.32 for Rheumatoid nodule, elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.321 for Rheumatoid nodule, right elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.322 for Rheumatoid nodule, left elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.329 for Rheumatoid nodule, unspecified elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M06.33 for Rheumatoid nodule, wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.331 for Rheumatoid nodule, right wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.332 for Rheumatoid nodule, left wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.339 for Rheumatoid nodule, unspecified wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M06.34 for Rheumatoid nodule, hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.341 for Rheumatoid nodule, right hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.342 for Rheumatoid nodule, left hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.349 for Rheumatoid nodule, unspecified hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M06.35 for Rheumatoid nodule, hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.351 for Rheumatoid nodule, right hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.352 for Rheumatoid nodule, left hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.359 for Rheumatoid nodule, unspecified hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M06.36 for Rheumatoid nodule, knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.361 for Rheumatoid nodule, right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.362 for Rheumatoid nodule, left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.369 for Rheumatoid nodule, unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M06.37 for Rheumatoid nodule, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.371 for Rheumatoid nodule, right ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.372 for Rheumatoid nodule, left ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.379 for Rheumatoid nodule, unspecified ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.38 for Rheumatoid nodule, vertebrae
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M06.39 for Rheumatoid nodule, multiple sites

Patient Education


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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