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ICD-10-CM Code M25.6
Stiffness of joint, not elsewhere classified

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 M25.6 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the eight child codes of M25.6 that describes the diagnosis 'stiffness of joint, not elsewhere classified' in more detail.

The ICD code M256 is used to code Joint stiffness

Joint stiffness may be either the symptom of pain on moving a joint, the symptom of loss of range of motion or the physical sign of reduced range of motion.

Specialty: Rheumatology
ICD 9 Code: 719.5
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for M25.6 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."
Ankylosis of joint - instead, use code M24.6-
Contracture of joint - instead, use code M24.5-

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Fifth character required to further specify the site

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

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/M256