2021 ICD-10-CM Code M14.84

Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, hand

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M14.84 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, hand. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

ICD-10:M14.84
Short Description:Arthropathies in oth diseases classified elsewhere, hand
Long Description:Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, hand

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Arthropathies in oth diseases classified elsewhere, hand

Header codes like M14.84 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, hand:

  • M14.841 - Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, right hand
  • M14.842 - Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, left hand
  • M14.849 - Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, unspecified hand

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


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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

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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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)