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ICD-10-CM Code M25.3
Other instability of joint

NON-BILLABLE
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 M25.3 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the eight child codes of M25.3 that describes the diagnosis 'other instability of joint' in more detail.


The ICD code M25 is used to code Arthritis

Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation; plural: arthritides) is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation in one or more joints. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. Other arthritis forms are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and related autoimmune diseases. Septic arthritis is caused by joint infection.

Specialty: Rheumatology
MeSH Codes: D001168, D001168, D001168, D001168, D001168, D001168, D001168, D001168, D001168, D001168
ICD 9 Codes: 710, 711, 712, 713, 714, 715, 716, 717, 718, 719

Hands affected by rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune form of arthritis

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for M25.3 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."
Instability of joint secondary to old ligament injury - instead, use code M24.2-
Instability of joint secondary to removal of joint prosthesis - instead, use code M96.8-
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."
Spinal instabilities - instead, use code M53.2-

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M25.3 - Other instability of joint'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M25.3. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: M25 - Other joint disorder, not elsewhere classified

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