ICD-10-CM Code M05.44
Rheumatoid myopathy with rheumatoid arthritis of hand
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code M05.44 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of M05.44 that describes the diagnosis 'rheumatoid myopathy with rheumatoid arthritis of hand' in more detail.
- M05.44 Rheumatoid myopathy with rheumatoid arthritis of hand NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code M05 is used to code Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long lasting autoimmune disorder that primarily affects joints. It typically results in warm, swollen, and painful joints. Pain and stiffness often worsen following rest. Most commonly, the wrist and hands are involved, with the same joints typically involved on both sides of the body. The disease may also affect other parts of the body. This may result in a low red blood cell count, inflammation around the lungs, and inflammation around the heart. Fever and low energy may also be present. Often, symptoms come on gradually over weeks to months.
|ICD 9 Code:||714|
A hand affected by rheumatoid arthritis
Coding Notes for M05.44 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Rheumatoid myopathy with rheumatoid arthritis, metacarpus and phalanges
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M05.44 - Rheumatoid myopathy with rheumatoid arthritis of hand'
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