M14.8 - Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere

Version 2023
ICD-10:M14.8
Short Description:Arthropathies in oth diseases classified elsewhere
Long Description:Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere
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)
      • Arthropathies in other diseases classified elsewhere (M14)

M14.8 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 arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere. 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 Arthropathies in oth diseases classified elsewhere

Non-specific codes like M14.8 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 arthropathies in oth diseases classified elsewhere:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.80 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, unspecified site
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M14.81 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.811 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, right shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.812 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, left shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.819 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, unspecified shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M14.82 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.821 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, right elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.822 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, left elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.829 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, unspecified elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M14.83 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.831 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, right wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.832 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, left wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.839 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, unspecified wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M14.84 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.841 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, right hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.842 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, left hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.849 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, unspecified hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M14.85 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.851 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, right hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.852 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, left hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.859 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, unspecified hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M14.86 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.861 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.862 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.869 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M14.87 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.871 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, right ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.872 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, left ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.879 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, unspecified ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.88 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, vertebrae
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M14.89 for Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, multiple sites

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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Patient Education


Joint Disorders

What are joints?

Your joints are places where two or more bones come together. Your shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and knuckles are all joints. Your spine has joints, too.

But joints are more than bones. They include the soft tissues around them, such as cartilage, tendons and ligaments. Cartilage is the hard slippery flexible tissue that covers the ends of your bones at a joint. Tendons are tough, flexible bands that connect your muscles to your bones so you can move your joints. Ligaments connect the bones of the joint to each other to keep them stable when you move.

What are joint disorders?

Joint disorders are diseases or injuries that affect your joints. Injuries can happen because of overuse of a joint. Or you could have a sudden injury, such as an accident or a sports injury.

What diseases can affect the joints?

Many diseases can affect the joints. They often cause joint pain and make your joints stiff, red, or swollen. Most of them are chronic. That means they last a long time. Some may never go away completely. Some of the diseases that affect the joints include:

Treatments are different depending on the disease. But most treatments include medicines and therapies to relieve pain and other symptoms.

What types of joint disorders happen from sudden injuries?

Joint disorders from sudden injuries include:

Treatment depends on the type of injury. You can treat many sports injuries at home. But you should call your health care provider if you:

What types of joint disorders happen from overuse?

Overuse injuries usually damage the soft tissues of the joint. They can happen when you work a joint too hard by doing the same movements over and over. For example, you could get an overuse injury from playing a musical instrument, playing sports, or doing certain jobs, such as carpentry or painting.

Joint overuse injuries include:

The treatments for bursitis, tendinitis, and chronic strain are often the same. They usually include rest, keeping the injured joint higher than your heart, and taking medicine to reduce swelling. Your provider may recommend gentle exercise and other treatment. In some cases, your provider may suggest an injection (a shot) of medicine into the joint. If these do not help, you may need surgery.

How can I keep my joints healthy?

Getting enough physical activity is one of the most important things you can do to prevent or slow joint disorders. Activity strengthens the muscles around your joints and helps them work better.

When you play sports, wear the right equipment to protect your joints, such as knee pads. If you already have joint problems, ask your provider what type of activities are best for you.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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