ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M06.349

Rheumatoid nodule, unspecified hand

Diagnosis Code M06.349

ICD-10: M06.349
Short Description: Rheumatoid nodule, unspecified hand
Long Description: Rheumatoid nodule, unspecified hand
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M06.349

Valid for Submission
The code M06.349 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Inflammatory polyarthropathies (M05-M14)
      • Other rheumatoid arthritis (M06)
Version 2019 Billable Code

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M06.349 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 545 - CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 546 - CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS WITH CC
  • 547 - CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 714.0 - Rheumatoid arthritis (Approximate Flag)

Information for Patients


Rheumatoid Arthritis

Also called: RA

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

  • Collagen vascular disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Felty syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rheumatoid factor (RF) (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rheumatoid lung disease (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

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