ICD-10-CM Code M08.9

Juvenile arthritis, unspecified

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M08.9 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of juvenile arthritis, unspecified. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M08.9
Short Description:Juvenile arthritis, unspecified
Long Description:Juvenile arthritis, unspecified

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

  • M08.90 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, unspecified site
  • M08.91 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, shoulder
  • M08.911 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, right shoulder
  • M08.912 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, left shoulder
  • M08.919 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, unspecified shoulder
  • M08.92 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, elbow
  • M08.921 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, right elbow
  • M08.922 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, left elbow
  • M08.929 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, unspecified elbow
  • M08.93 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, wrist
  • M08.931 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, right wrist
  • M08.932 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, left wrist
  • M08.939 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, unspecified wrist
  • M08.94 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, hand
  • M08.941 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, right hand
  • M08.942 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, left hand
  • M08.949 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, unspecified hand
  • M08.95 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, hip
  • M08.951 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, right hip
  • M08.952 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, left hip
  • M08.959 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, unspecified hip
  • M08.96 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, knee
  • M08.961 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, right knee
  • M08.962 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, left knee
  • M08.969 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, unspecified knee
  • M08.97 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, ankle and foot
  • M08.971 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, right ankle and foot
  • M08.972 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, left ankle and foot
  • M08.979 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, unspecified ankle and foot
  • M08.98 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, vertebrae
  • M08.99 - Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, multiple sites

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code M08.9:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified M08.0

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.

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Inflammatory polyarthropathies (M05-M14)
      • Juvenile arthritis (M08)

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


Arthritis

If you feel pain and stiffness in your body or have trouble moving around, you might have 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. Over time, a swollen joint can become severely damaged. Some kinds of arthritis can also cause problems in your organs, such as your eyes or skin.

Types of arthritis include

  • Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It's often related to aging or to an injury.
  • Autoimmune arthritis happens when your body's immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of this kind of arthritis.
  • Juvenile arthritis is a type of arthritis that happens in children.
  • Infectious arthritis is an infection that has spread from another part of the body to the joint.
  • Psoriatic arthritis affects people with psoriasis.
  • Gout is a painful type of arthritis that happens when too much uric acid builds up in the body. It often starts in the big toe.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis Juvenile idiopathic arthritis refers to a group of conditions involving joint inflammation (arthritis) that first appears before the age of 16. This condition is an autoimmune disorder, which means that the immune system malfunctions and attacks the body's organs and tissues, in this case the joints.Researchers have described seven types of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The types are distinguished by their signs and symptoms, the number of joints affected, the results of laboratory tests, and the family history.Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis causes inflammation in one or more joints. A high daily fever that lasts at least 2 weeks either precedes or accompanies the arthritis. Individuals with systemic arthritis may also have a skin rash or enlargement of the lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), liver (hepatomegaly), or spleen (splenomegaly).Oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (also known as oligoarthritis) is marked by the occurrence of arthritis in four or fewer joints in the first 6 months of the disease. It is divided into two subtypes depending on the course of disease. If the arthritis is confined to four or fewer joints after 6 months, then the condition is classified as persistent oligoarthritis. If more than four joints are affected after 6 months, this condition is classified as extended oligoarthritis. Individuals with oligoarthritis are at increased risk of developing inflammation of the eye (uveitis).Rheumatoid factor positive polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (also known as polyarthritis, rheumatoid factor positive) causes inflammation in five or more joints within the first 6 months of the disease. Individuals with this condition also have a positive blood test for proteins called rheumatoid factors. This type of arthritis closely resembles rheumatoid arthritis as seen in adults.Rheumatoid factor negative polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (also known as polyarthritis, rheumatoid factor negative) is also characterized by arthritis in five or more joints within the first 6 months of the disease. Individuals with this type, however, test negative for rheumatoid factor in the blood.Psoriatic juvenile idiopathic arthritis involves arthritis that usually occurs in combination with a skin disorder called psoriasis. Psoriasis is a condition characterized by patches of red, irritated skin that are often covered by flaky white scales. Some affected individuals develop psoriasis before arthritis while others first develop arthritis. Other features of psoriatic arthritis include abnormalities of the fingers and nails or eye problems.Enthesitis-related juvenile idiopathic arthritis is characterized by tenderness where the bone meets a tendon, ligament, or other connective tissue. The most commonly affected places are the hips, knees, and feet. This tenderness, known as enthesitis, accompanies the joint inflammation of arthritis. Enthesitis-related arthritis may also involve inflammation in parts of the body other than the joints.The last type of juvenile idiopathic arthritis is called undifferentiated arthritis. This classification is given to affected individuals who do not fit into any of the above types or who fulfill the criteria for more than one type of juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
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