M12.0 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud]

Version 2023
ICD-10:M12.0
Short Description:Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud]
Long Description:Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud]
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)

M12.0 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 chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [jaccoud]. 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.

Specific Coding for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud]

Non-specific codes like M12.0 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 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
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.011 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], right shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.012 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], left shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.019 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], unspecified shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.02 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.021 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], right elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.022 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], left elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.029 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], unspecified elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.03 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.031 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], right wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.032 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], left wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.039 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], unspecified wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.04 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.041 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], right hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.042 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], left hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.049 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], unspecified hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.05 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.051 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], right hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.052 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], left hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.059 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], unspecified hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.06 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.061 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.062 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.069 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M12.07 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.071 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], right ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.072 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], left ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.079 for Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], unspecified 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

Patient Education


Rheumatoid Arthritis

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


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