Not Valid for Submission
M25.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of hemarthrosis. 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.
Specific Coding for Hemarthrosis
Header codes like M25.0 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 hemarthrosis:
- M25.00 - ... unspecified joint
- M25.01 - ... shoulder
- M25.011 - ... right shoulder
- M25.012 - ... left shoulder
- M25.019 - ... unspecified shoulder
- M25.02 - ... elbow
- M25.021 - ... right elbow
- M25.022 - ... left elbow
- M25.029 - ... unspecified elbow
- M25.03 - ... wrist
- M25.031 - ... right wrist
- M25.032 - ... left wrist
- M25.039 - ... unspecified wrist
- M25.04 - ... hand
- M25.041 - ... right hand
- M25.042 - ... left hand
- M25.049 - ... unspecified hand
- M25.05 - ... hip
- M25.051 - ... right hip
- M25.052 - ... left hip
- M25.059 - ... unspecified hip
- M25.06 - ... knee
- M25.061 - ... right knee
- M25.062 - ... left knee
- M25.069 - ... unspecified knee
- M25.07 - ... ankle and foot
- M25.071 - ... right ankle
- M25.072 - ... left ankle
- M25.073 - ... unspecified ankle
- M25.074 - ... right foot
- M25.075 - ... left foot
- M25.076 - ... unspecified foot
- M25.08 - ... other specified site
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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code M25.0:
Type 1 ExcludesType 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.
- current injury - see injury of joint by body region
- hemophilic arthropathy M36.2
- HEMARTHROSIS-. bleeding into the joints. it may arise from trauma or spontaneously in patients with hemophilia.
Information for Patients
Also called: Hematoma, Hemorrhage
Bleeding is the loss of blood. It can happen outside or inside the body. You may bleed when you get a cut or other wound. Bleeding can also be due to an injury to internal organs.
Sometimes bleeding can cause other problems. A bruise is bleeding under the skin. Some strokes are caused by bleeding in the brain. Other bleeding, such as gastrointestinal bleeding, coughing up blood, or vaginal bleeding, can be a symptom of a disease.
Normally, when you bleed, your blood forms clots to stop the bleeding. Severe bleeding may require first aid or a trip to the emergency room. If you have a bleeding disorder, your blood does not form clots normally.
- Bleeding (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Bleeding gums (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Bleeding into the skin (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Intraventricular hemorrhage of the newborn (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage (Medical Encyclopedia)
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
- Arthritis - inflammation of a joint. It causes pain, stiffness, and swelling. Over time, the joint can become severely damaged.
- Bursitis - inflammation of a fluid-filled sac that cushions the joint
- Dislocations - injuries that force the ends of the bones out of position
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
- Hypermobile joints (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Joint pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Joint swelling (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Joint x-ray (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Limited range of motion (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Steroid injections - tendon, bursa, joint (Medical Encyclopedia)