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ICD-10-CM Code M24.6
Ankylosis of joint

Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code M24.6 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the eight child codes of M24.6 that describes the diagnosis 'ankylosis of joint' in more detail.

The ICD code M246 is used to code Ankylosis

Ankylosis or anchylosis (from Greek ἀγκύλος, bent, crooked) is a stiffness of a joint due to abnormal adhesion and rigidity of the bones of the joint, which may be the result of injury or disease. The rigidity may be complete or partial and may be due to inflammation of the tendinous or muscular structures outside the joint or of the tissues of the joint itself. Noma—a gangrenous disease still widespread among malnourished children living on the borders of the Sahara desert—can cause ankylosis of the maxilla and mandible, impairing the ability to speak and eat.

Specialty: Rheumatology
MeSH Code: D000844
ICD 9 Code: 718.5

Osseous ankylosis has fused two vertebrae of this North Atlantic right whale specimen

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for M24.6 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Stiffness of joint without ankylosis - instead, use code M25.6-
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Spine - instead, use code M43.2-

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M24.6 - Ankylosis of joint'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M24.6. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Parent Code: M24 - Other specific joint derangements

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