M21.5 - Acquired clawhand, clubhand, clawfoot and clubfoot

Version 2023
ICD-10:M21.5
Short Description:Acquired clawhand, clubhand, clawfoot and clubfoot
Long Description:Acquired clawhand, clubhand, clawfoot and clubfoot
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other joint disorders (M20-M25)
      • Other acquired deformities of limbs (M21)

M21.5 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 acquired clawhand, clubhand, clawfoot and clubfoot. 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 Acquired clawhand, clubhand, clawfoot and clubfoot

Non-specific codes like M21.5 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 acquired clawhand, clubhand, clawfoot and clubfoot:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M21.51 for Acquired clawhand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M21.511 for Acquired clawhand, right hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M21.512 for Acquired clawhand, left hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M21.519 for Acquired clawhand, unspecified hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M21.52 for Acquired clubhand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M21.521 for Acquired clubhand, right hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M21.522 for Acquired clubhand, left hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M21.529 for Acquired clubhand, unspecified hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M21.53 for Acquired clawfoot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M21.531 for Acquired clawfoot, right foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M21.532 for Acquired clawfoot, left foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M21.539 for Acquired clawfoot, unspecified foot
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M21.54 for Acquired clubfoot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M21.541 for Acquired clubfoot, right foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M21.542 for Acquired clubfoot, left foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M21.549 for Acquired clubfoot, unspecified foot

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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to this diagnosis code:


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.

Patient Education


Foot Injuries and Disorders

Each of your feet has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. No wonder a lot of things can go wrong. Here are a few common problems:

Ill-fitting shoes often cause these problems. Aging and being overweight also increase your chances of having foot problems.


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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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