M12.54 - Traumatic arthropathy, hand

Version 2023
ICD-10:M12.54
Short Description:Traumatic arthropathy, hand
Long Description:Traumatic arthropathy, hand
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)

M12.54 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 traumatic arthropathy, hand. 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 Traumatic arthropathy, hand

Non-specific codes like M12.54 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 traumatic arthropathy, hand:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.541 for Traumatic arthropathy, right hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.542 for Traumatic arthropathy, left hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.549 for Traumatic arthropathy, unspecified hand

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Patient Education


Hand Injuries and Disorders

No matter how old you are or what you do for a living, you are always using your hands. When there is something wrong with them, you may not be able to do your regular activities.

Hand problems include :


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