ICD-10-CM Code M12.0

Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud]

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M12.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [jaccoud]. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

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

  • M12.00 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], unspecified site
  • M12.01 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], shoulder
  • M12.011 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], right shoulder
  • M12.012 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], left shoulder
  • M12.019 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], unspecified shoulder
  • M12.02 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], elbow
  • M12.021 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], right elbow
  • M12.022 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], left elbow
  • M12.029 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], unspecified elbow
  • M12.03 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], wrist
  • M12.031 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], right wrist
  • M12.032 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], left wrist
  • M12.039 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], unspecified wrist
  • M12.04 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], hand
  • M12.041 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], right hand
  • M12.042 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], left hand
  • M12.049 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], unspecified hand
  • M12.05 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], hip
  • M12.051 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], right hip
  • M12.052 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], left hip
  • M12.059 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], unspecified hip
  • M12.06 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], knee
  • M12.061 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], right knee
  • M12.062 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], left knee
  • M12.069 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], unspecified knee
  • M12.07 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], ankle and foot
  • M12.071 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], right ankle and foot
  • M12.072 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], left ankle and foot
  • M12.079 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], unspecified ankle and foot
  • M12.08 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], other specified site
  • M12.09 - Chronic postrheumatic arthropathy [Jaccoud], multiple sites

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Inflammatory polyarthropathies (M05-M14)
      • Other and unspecified arthropathy (M12)

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


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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