M10.1 - Lead-induced gout

Version 2023
Short Description:Lead-induced gout
Long Description:Lead-induced gout
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)

M10.1 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 lead-induced gout. 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 Lead-induced gout

Non-specific codes like M10.1 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 lead-induced gout:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.10 for Lead-induced gout, unspecified site
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M10.11 for Lead-induced gout, shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.111 for Lead-induced gout, right shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.112 for Lead-induced gout, left shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.119 for Lead-induced gout, unspecified shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M10.12 for Lead-induced gout, elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.121 for Lead-induced gout, right elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.122 for Lead-induced gout, left elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.129 for Lead-induced gout, unspecified elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M10.13 for Lead-induced gout, wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.131 for Lead-induced gout, right wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.132 for Lead-induced gout, left wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.139 for Lead-induced gout, unspecified wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M10.14 for Lead-induced gout, hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.141 for Lead-induced gout, right hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.142 for Lead-induced gout, left hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.149 for Lead-induced gout, unspecified hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M10.15 for Lead-induced gout, hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.151 for Lead-induced gout, right hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.152 for Lead-induced gout, left hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.159 for Lead-induced gout, unspecified hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M10.16 for Lead-induced gout, knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.161 for Lead-induced gout, right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.162 for Lead-induced gout, left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.169 for Lead-induced gout, unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M10.17 for Lead-induced gout, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.171 for Lead-induced gout, right ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.172 for Lead-induced gout, left ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.179 for Lead-induced gout, unspecified ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.18 for Lead-induced gout, vertebrae
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.19 for Lead-induced gout, 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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to this diagnosis code:

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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.

Patient Education


Gout is a common, painful form of arthritis. It causes swollen, red, hot and stiff joints.

Gout happens when uric acid builds up in your body. Uric acid comes from the breakdown of substances called purines. Purines are in your body's tissues and in foods, such as liver, dried beans and peas, and anchovies. Normally, uric acid dissolves in the blood. It passes through the kidneys and out of the body in urine. But sometimes uric acid can build up and form needle-like crystals. When they form in your joints, it is very painful. The crystals can also cause kidney stones.

Often, gout first attacks your big toe. It can also attack ankles, heels, knees, wrists, fingers, and elbows. At first, gout attacks usually get better in days. Eventually, attacks last longer and happen more often.

You are more likely to get gout if you:

Gout can be hard to diagnose. Your doctor may take a sample of fluid from an inflamed joint to look for crystals. You can treat gout with medicines.

Pseudogout has similar symptoms and is sometimes confused with gout. However, it is caused by calcium phosphate, not uric acid.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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Gout is a type of arthritis that causes pain and swelling in your joints, usually as flares that last for a week or two, and then go away.
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