2021 ICD-10-CM Code M86.34

Chronic multifocal osteomyelitis, hand

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M86.34 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of chronic multifocal osteomyelitis, 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.

ICD-10:M86.34
Short Description:Chronic multifocal osteomyelitis, hand
Long Description:Chronic multifocal osteomyelitis, hand

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Chronic multifocal osteomyelitis, hand

Header codes like M86.34 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 chronic multifocal osteomyelitis, hand:

  • M86.341 - Chronic multifocal osteomyelitis, right hand
  • M86.342 - Chronic multifocal osteomyelitis, left hand
  • M86.349 - Chronic multifocal osteomyelitis, unspecified hand

Index to Diseases and Injuries

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 the code M86.34 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


Bone Infections

Like other parts of the body, bones can get infected. The infections are usually bacterial, but can also be fungal. They may spread to the bone from nearby skin or muscles, or from another part of the body through the bloodstream. People who are at risk for bone infections include those with diabetes, poor circulation, or recent injury to the bone. You may also be at risk if you are having hemodialysis.

Symptoms of bone infections include

A blood test or imaging test such as an x-ray can tell if you have a bone infection. Treatment includes antibiotics and often surgery.


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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)