M10.2 - Drug-induced gout

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

M10.2 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 drug-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 Drug-induced gout

Non-specific codes like M10.2 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 drug-induced gout:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.20 for Drug-induced gout, unspecified site
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M10.21 for Drug-induced gout, shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.211 for Drug-induced gout, right shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.212 for Drug-induced gout, left shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.219 for Drug-induced gout, unspecified shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M10.22 for Drug-induced gout, elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.221 for Drug-induced gout, right elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.222 for Drug-induced gout, left elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.229 for Drug-induced gout, unspecified elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M10.23 for Drug-induced gout, wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.231 for Drug-induced gout, right wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.232 for Drug-induced gout, left wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.239 for Drug-induced gout, unspecified wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M10.24 for Drug-induced gout, hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.241 for Drug-induced gout, right hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.242 for Drug-induced gout, left hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.249 for Drug-induced gout, unspecified hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M10.25 for Drug-induced gout, hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.251 for Drug-induced gout, right hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.252 for Drug-induced gout, left hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.259 for Drug-induced gout, unspecified hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M10.26 for Drug-induced gout, knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.261 for Drug-induced gout, right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.262 for Drug-induced gout, left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.269 for Drug-induced gout, unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M10.27 for Drug-induced gout, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.271 for Drug-induced gout, right ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.272 for Drug-induced gout, left ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.279 for Drug-induced gout, unspecified ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.28 for Drug-induced gout, vertebrae
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M10.29 for Drug-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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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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