M12 - Other and unspecified arthropathy

Version 2023
ICD-10:M12
Short Description:Other and unspecified arthropathy
Long Description:Other and unspecified arthropathy
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 and unspecified arthropathy (M12)

M12 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 other and unspecified arthropathy. 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like M12 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Specific Coding for Other and unspecified arthropathy

Non-specific codes like M12 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 other and unspecified arthropathy:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.0 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud]
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.00 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], unspecified site
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.01 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.02 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.03 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.04 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.05 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.06 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.07 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.08 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], other specified site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.09 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], multiple sites
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.1 for Kaschin-Beck disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.10 for Kaschin-Beck disease, unspecified site
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.11 for Kaschin-Beck disease, shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.12 for Kaschin-Beck disease, elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.13 for Kaschin-Beck disease, wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.14 for Kaschin-Beck disease, hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.15 for Kaschin-Beck disease, hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.16 for Kaschin-Beck disease, knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.17 for Kaschin-Beck disease, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.18 for Kaschin-Beck disease, vertebrae
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.19 for Kaschin-Beck disease, multiple sites
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.2 for Villonodular synovitis (pigmented)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.20 for Villonodular synovitis (pigmented), unspecified site
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.21 for Villonodular synovitis (pigmented), shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.22 for Villonodular synovitis (pigmented), elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.23 for Villonodular synovitis (pigmented), wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.24 for Villonodular synovitis (pigmented), hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.25 for Villonodular synovitis (pigmented), hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.26 for Villonodular synovitis (pigmented), knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.27 for Villonodular synovitis (pigmented), ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.28 for Villonodular synovitis (pigmented), other specified site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.29 for Villonodular synovitis (pigmented), multiple sites
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.3 for Palindromic rheumatism
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.30 for Palindromic rheumatism, unspecified site
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.31 for Palindromic rheumatism, shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.32 for Palindromic rheumatism, elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.33 for Palindromic rheumatism, wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.34 for Palindromic rheumatism, hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.35 for Palindromic rheumatism, hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.36 for Palindromic rheumatism, knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.37 for Palindromic rheumatism, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.38 for Palindromic rheumatism, other specified site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.39 for Palindromic rheumatism, multiple sites
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.4 for Intermittent hydrarthrosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.40 for Intermittent hydrarthrosis, unspecified site
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.41 for Intermittent hydrarthrosis, shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.42 for Intermittent hydrarthrosis, elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.43 for Intermittent hydrarthrosis, wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.44 for Intermittent hydrarthrosis, hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.45 for Intermittent hydrarthrosis, hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.46 for Intermittent hydrarthrosis, knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.47 for Intermittent hydrarthrosis, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.48 for Intermittent hydrarthrosis, other site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.49 for Intermittent hydrarthrosis, multiple sites
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.5 for Traumatic arthropathy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.50 for Traumatic arthropathy, unspecified site
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.51 for Traumatic arthropathy, shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.52 for Traumatic arthropathy, elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.53 for Traumatic arthropathy, wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.54 for Traumatic arthropathy, hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.55 for Traumatic arthropathy, hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.56 for Traumatic arthropathy, knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.57 for Traumatic arthropathy, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.58 for Traumatic arthropathy, other specified site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.59 for Traumatic arthropathy, multiple sites
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.8 for Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.80 for Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, unspecified site
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.81 for Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.82 for Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.83 for Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.84 for Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.85 for Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.86 for Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.87 for Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.88 for Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, other specified site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.89 for Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, multiple sites
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.9 for Arthropathy, unspecified

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Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
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Patient Education


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:

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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