ICD-10-CM Code M21.512

Acquired clawhand, left hand

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M21.512 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of acquired clawhand, left hand. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M21.512 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acquired claw hand or acquired left claw hand.

ICD-10:M21.512
Short Description:Acquired clawhand, left hand
Long Description:Acquired clawhand, left hand

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acquired claw hand
  • Acquired left claw hand

Convert M21.512 to ICD-9

  • 736.06 - Claw hand (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other joint disorders (M20-M25)
      • Other acquired deformities of limbs (M21)

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


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

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome - compression of a nerve as it goes through the wrist, often making your fingers feel numb
  • Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis, which can also cause deformity
  • Tendinitis - irritation of the tendons
  • Disorders and injuries of your fingers and thumb

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