ICD-10-CM Code M25.42
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 M25.42 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of M25.42 that describes the diagnosis 'effusion, elbow' in more detail.
- M25.42 Effusion, elbow NON-BILLABLE
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.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Traumatic effusion of the elbow joint (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for an external cause code
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M25.42 - Effusion, elbow'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M25.42. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.