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ICD-10-CM Code M25.429
Effusion, unspecified elbow

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

M25.429 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of effusion, unspecified elbow. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #564-566 - Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #564-566 - Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #564-566 - Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses without CC or MCC.

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider laterality specification

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Effusion of joint, upper arm (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code M25.429 and a single ICD9 code, 719.02 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: M25.42 - Effusion, elbow

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