2021 ICD-10-CM Code M70.04

Crepitant synovitis (acute) (chronic), hand

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M70.04 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of crepitant synovitis (acute) (chronic), hand. 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.

Short Description:Crepitant synovitis (acute) (chronic), hand
Long Description:Crepitant synovitis (acute) (chronic), hand

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Crepitant synovitis (acute) (chronic), hand

Header codes like M70.04 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 crepitant synovitis (acute) (chronic), hand:

  • M70.041 - Crepitant synovitis (acute) (chronic), right hand
  • M70.042 - Crepitant synovitis (acute) (chronic), left hand
  • M70.049 - Crepitant synovitis (acute) (chronic), unspecified hand

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

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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)