ICD-10-CM Code M86.629

Other chronic osteomyelitis, unspecified humerus

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M86.629 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other chronic osteomyelitis, unspecified humerus. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M86.629 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like chronic osteomyelitis of elbow or chronic osteomyelitis of upper arm or infection of humerus or osteomyelitis of upper arm.

ICD-10:M86.629
Short Description:Other chronic osteomyelitis, unspecified humerus
Long Description:Other chronic osteomyelitis, unspecified humerus

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Chronic osteomyelitis of elbow
  • Chronic osteomyelitis of upper arm
  • Infection of humerus
  • Osteomyelitis of upper arm

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M86.629 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 539 - OSTEOMYELITIS WITH MCC
  • 540 - OSTEOMYELITIS WITH CC
  • 541 - OSTEOMYELITIS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert M86.629 to ICD-9

  • 730.12 - Chr osteomyelit-up/arm (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other osteopathies (M86-M90)
      • Osteomyelitis (M86)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - Code Updated, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
    • New Description: Other chronic osteomyelitis, unspecified humerus
    • Previous Description: Other chronic osteomyelitis, unspecified humerus
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

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

  • Pain in the infected area
  • Chills and fever
  • Swelling, warmth, and redness

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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