Valid for Submission
M16.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of osteoarthritis of hip, unspecified. The code M16.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code M16.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like degenerative joint disease of pelvis or osteoarthritis of hip.
The code is commonly used in orthopedics medical specialties to specify clinical concepts such as osteoarthritis of the hip.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like M16.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
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 the code M16.9 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Degenerative joint disease of pelvis
- Osteoarthritis of hip
- OSTEOARTHRITIS HIP-. noninflammatory degenerative disease of the hip joint which usually appears in late middle or old age. it is characterized by growth or maturational disturbances in the femoral neck and head as well as acetabular dysplasia. a dominant symptom is pain on weight bearing or motion.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert M16.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code M16.9 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: Degenerative joint disease, OA, Osteoarthrosis
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It causes pain, swelling, and reduced motion in your joints. It can occur in any joint, but usually it affects your hands, knees, hips or spine.
Osteoarthritis breaks down the cartilage in your joints. Cartilage is the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. Healthy cartilage absorbs the shock of movement. When you lose cartilage, your bones rub together. Over time, this rubbing can permanently damage the joint.
Risk factors for osteoarthritis include
- Being overweight
- Getting older
- Injuring a joint
No single test can diagnose osteoarthritis. Most doctors use several methods, including medical history, a physical exam, x-rays, or lab tests.
Treatments include exercise, medicines, and sometimes surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
- Osteoarthritis (Medical Encyclopedia)