ICD-10-CM Code M87.04

Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of hand and fingers

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M87.04 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of idiopathic aseptic necrosis of hand and fingers. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M87.04
Short Description:Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of hand and fingers
Long Description:Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of hand and fingers

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • M87.041 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of right hand
  • M87.042 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of left hand
  • M87.043 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of unspecified hand
  • M87.044 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of right finger(s)
  • M87.045 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of left finger(s)
  • M87.046 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of unspecified finger(s)

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 M87.04:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of metacarpals and phalanges of hands

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 M87.04 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other osteopathies (M86-M90)
      • Osteonecrosis (M87)

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 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Osteonecrosis

Osteonecrosis is a disease caused by reduced blood flow to bones in the joints. In people with healthy bones, new bone is always replacing old bone. In osteonecrosis, the lack of blood causes the bone to break down faster than the body can make enough new bone. The bone starts to die and may break down.

You can have osteonecrosis in one or several bones. It is most common in the upper leg. Other common sites are your upper arm and your knees, shoulders and ankles. The disease can affect men and women of any age, but it usually strikes in your thirties, forties or fifties.

At first, you might not have any symptoms. As the disease gets worse, you will probably have joint pain that becomes more severe. You may not be able to bend or move the affected joint very well.

No one is sure what causes the disease. Risk factors include

  • Long-term steroid treatment
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Joint injuries
  • Having certain diseases, including arthritis and cancer

Doctors use imaging tests and other tests to diagnose osteonecrosis. Treatments include medicines, using crutches, limiting activities that put weight on the affected joints, electrical stimulation and surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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