M25.73 - Osteophyte, wrist

Version 2023
ICD-10:M25.73
Short Description:Osteophyte, wrist
Long Description:Osteophyte, wrist
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 joint disorder, not elsewhere classified (M25)

M25.73 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 osteophyte, wrist. 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.

Clinical Information

Specific Coding for Osteophyte, wrist

Non-specific codes like M25.73 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 osteophyte, wrist:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.731 for Osteophyte, right wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.732 for Osteophyte, left wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.739 for Osteophyte, unspecified wrist

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

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