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ICD-10-CM Code M25.4
Effusion 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 M25.4 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the nine child codes of M25.4 that describes the diagnosis 'effusion of joint' in more detail.

The ICD code M254 is used to code Joint effusion

A joint effusion is the presence of increased intra-articular fluid. It may affect any joint. Commonly it involves the knee.

ICD 9 Code: 719.0

A traumatic right knee effusion. Note the swelling lateral to the kneecap as marked by the arrow.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for M25.4 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."
Hydrarthrosis in yaws - instead, use code A66.6
Intermittent hydrarthrosis - instead, use code M12.4-
Other infective (teno)synovitis - instead, use code M65.1-

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ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M25.4 - Effusion of joint'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M25.4. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

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

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