ICD-10-CM Code M19.9
Osteoarthritis, unspecified site
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 M19.9 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of M19.9 that describes the diagnosis 'osteoarthritis, unspecified site' in more detail.
- M19.9 Osteoarthritis, unspecified site NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code M19 is used to code Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a type of joint disease that results from breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. The most common symptoms are joint pain and stiffness. Initially, symptoms may occur only following exercise, but over time may become constant. Other symptoms may include joint swelling, decreased range of motion, and when the back is affected weakness or numbness of the arms and legs. The most commonly involved joints are those near the ends of the fingers, at the base of the thumb, neck, lower back, knees, and hips. Joints on one side of the body are often more affected than those on the other. Usually the problems come on over years. It can affect work and normal daily activities. Unlike other types of arthritis, only the joints are typically affected.
|ICD 9 Code:||715|
The formation of hard nobs at the middle finger joints (known as Bouchard's nodes) and at the farther away finger joint (known as Heberden's node) are a common feature of OA in the hands.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M19.9 - Osteoarthritis, unspecified site'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M19.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.