ICD-10-CM Code M14.6

Charcot's joint

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M14.6 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of charcot's joint. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M14.6
Short Description:Charcot's joint
Long Description:Charcot's joint

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

  • M14.60 - Charcot's joint, unspecified site
  • M14.61 - Charcot's joint, shoulder
  • M14.611 - Charcot's joint, right shoulder
  • M14.612 - Charcot's joint, left shoulder
  • M14.619 - Charcot's joint, unspecified shoulder
  • M14.62 - Charcot's joint, elbow
  • M14.621 - Charcot's joint, right elbow
  • M14.622 - Charcot's joint, left elbow
  • M14.629 - Charcot's joint, unspecified elbow
  • M14.63 - Charcot's joint, wrist
  • M14.631 - Charcot's joint, right wrist
  • M14.632 - Charcot's joint, left wrist
  • M14.639 - Charcot's joint, unspecified wrist
  • M14.64 - Charcot's joint, hand
  • M14.641 - Charcot's joint, right hand
  • M14.642 - Charcot's joint, left hand
  • M14.649 - Charcot's joint, unspecified hand
  • M14.65 - Charcot's joint, hip
  • M14.651 - Charcot's joint, right hip
  • M14.652 - Charcot's joint, left hip
  • M14.659 - Charcot's joint, unspecified hip
  • M14.66 - Charcot's joint, knee
  • M14.661 - Charcot's joint, right knee
  • M14.662 - Charcot's joint, left knee
  • M14.669 - Charcot's joint, unspecified knee
  • M14.67 - Charcot's joint, ankle and foot
  • M14.671 - Charcot's joint, right ankle and foot
  • M14.672 - Charcot's joint, left ankle and foot
  • M14.679 - Charcot's joint, unspecified ankle and foot
  • M14.68 - Charcot's joint, vertebrae
  • M14.69 - Charcot's joint, multiple sites

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code M14.6:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Neuropathic arthropathy

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • Charcôt's joint in diabetes mellitus E08 E13
  • Charcôt's joint in tabes dorsalis A52.16

Clinical Information

  • ARTHROPATHY NEUROGENIC-. chronic progressive degeneration of the stress bearing portion of a joint with bizarre hypertrophic changes at the periphery. it is probably a complication of a variety of neurologic disorders particularly tabes dorsalis involving loss of sensation which leads to relaxation of supporting structures and chronic instability of the joint. dorland 27th ed

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Inflammatory polyarthropathies (M05-M14)
      • Arthropathies in other diseases classified elsewhere (M14)

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


Joint Disorders

A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, elbow, or shoulder. Joints can be damaged by many types of injuries or diseases, including

  • Arthritis - inflammation of a joint. It causes pain, stiffness, and swelling. Over time, the joint can become severely damaged.
  • Bursitis - inflammation of a fluid-filled sac that cushions the joint
  • Dislocations - injuries that force the ends of the bones out of position

Treatment of joint problems depends on the cause. If you have a sports injury, treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing. Other possible treatments include pain relievers, keeping the injured area from moving, rehabilitation, and sometimes surgery. For arthritis, injuries, or other diseases, you may need joint replacement surgery to remove the damaged joint and put in a new one.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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