ICD-10-CM Code M12.842

Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, left hand

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M12.842 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, left hand. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M12.842 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like arthropathy of joint of left hand or bilateral arthropathy of joint of hands.

ICD-10:M12.842
Short Description:Oth specific arthropathies, NEC, left hand
Long Description:Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, left hand

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Arthropathy of joint of left hand
  • Bilateral arthropathy of joint of hands

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M12.842 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 553 - BONE DISEASES AND ARTHROPATHIES WITH MCC
  • 554 - BONE DISEASES AND ARTHROPATHIES WITHOUT MCC

Convert M12.842 to ICD-9

  • 716.44 - Trans arthropathy-hand (Approximate Flag)
  • 716.84 - Arthropathy NEC-hand (Approximate Flag)

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


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

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome - compression of a nerve as it goes through the wrist, often making your fingers feel numb
  • Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis, which can also cause deformity
  • Tendinitis - irritation of the tendons
  • Disorders and injuries of your fingers and thumb

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