M23.3 - Other meniscus derangements

Version 2023
ICD-10:M23.3
Short Description:Other meniscus derangements
Long Description:Other meniscus derangements
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)
      • Internal derangement of knee (M23)

M23.3 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 other meniscus derangements. 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 Other meniscus derangements

Non-specific codes like M23.3 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 other meniscus derangements:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M23.30 for Other meniscus derangements, unspecified meniscus
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.300 for Other meniscus derangements, unspecified lateral meniscus, right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.301 for Other meniscus derangements, unspecified lateral meniscus, left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.302 for Other meniscus derangements, unspecified lateral meniscus, unspecified knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.303 for Other meniscus derangements, unspecified medial meniscus, right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.304 for Other meniscus derangements, unspecified medial meniscus, left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.305 for Other meniscus derangements, unspecified medial meniscus, unspecified knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.306 for Other meniscus derangements, unspecified meniscus, right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.307 for Other meniscus derangements, unspecified meniscus, left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.309 for Other meniscus derangements, unspecified meniscus, unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M23.31 for Other meniscus derangements, anterior horn of medial meniscus
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.311 for Other meniscus derangements, anterior horn of medial meniscus, right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.312 for Other meniscus derangements, anterior horn of medial meniscus, left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.319 for Other meniscus derangements, anterior horn of medial meniscus, unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M23.32 for Other meniscus derangements, posterior horn of medial meniscus
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.321 for Other meniscus derangements, posterior horn of medial meniscus, right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.322 for Other meniscus derangements, posterior horn of medial meniscus, left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.329 for Other meniscus derangements, posterior horn of medial meniscus, unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M23.33 for Other meniscus derangements, other medial meniscus
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.331 for Other meniscus derangements, other medial meniscus, right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.332 for Other meniscus derangements, other medial meniscus, left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.339 for Other meniscus derangements, other medial meniscus, unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M23.34 for Other meniscus derangements, anterior horn of lateral meniscus
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.341 for Other meniscus derangements, anterior horn of lateral meniscus, right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.342 for Other meniscus derangements, anterior horn of lateral meniscus, left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.349 for Other meniscus derangements, anterior horn of lateral meniscus, unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M23.35 for Other meniscus derangements, posterior horn of lateral meniscus
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.351 for Other meniscus derangements, posterior horn of lateral meniscus, right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.352 for Other meniscus derangements, posterior horn of lateral meniscus, left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.359 for Other meniscus derangements, posterior horn of lateral meniscus, unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M23.36 for Other meniscus derangements, other lateral meniscus
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.361 for Other meniscus derangements, other lateral meniscus, right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.362 for Other meniscus derangements, other lateral meniscus, left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.369 for Other meniscus derangements, other lateral meniscus, unspecified knee

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Patient Education


Knee Injuries and Disorders

Your knee joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the knee joint move. When any of these structures is hurt or diseased, you have knee problems. Knee problems can cause pain and difficulty walking.

Knee problems are very common, and they occur in people of all ages. Knee problems can interfere with many things, from participation in sports to simply getting up from a chair and walking. This can have a big impact on your life.

The most common disease affecting the knee is osteoarthritis. The cartilage in the knee gradually wears away, causing pain and swelling.

Injuries to ligaments and tendons also cause knee problems. A common injury is to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). You usually injure your ACL by a sudden twisting motion. ACL and other knee injuries are common sports injuries.

Treatment of knee problems depends on the cause. In some cases your doctor may recommend knee replacement.

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