Look up arthritis, then joint it states see osteoarthritis by site. Osteoarthritis of the Knee is M17 if the documentation does not specific primary, secondary or post-traumatic then it is unspecified so M17.9
Arthritis, arthritic (acute) (chronic) (nonpyogenic) (subacute) M19.90 Non-specific code 13. Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00-M99) M00-M25 Arthropathies (M00-M25) M15-M19 Osteoarthritis (M15-M19) M19 Other and unspecified osteoarthritis M19.9 Osteoarthritis, unspecified site M19.90 Unspecified osteoarthritis, unspecified site Book View allergic - see Arthritis, specified form NEC ankylosing (crippling) (spine) - see also Spondylitis, ankylosing atrophic - see Osteoarthritis back - see Spondylopathy, inflammatory blennorrhagic (gonococcal) A54.42 Charcot's - see Arthropathy, neuropathic chylous (filarial) B74.9Non-specific code - see also category M01Non-specific code climacteric (any site) NEC - see Arthritis, specified form NEC crystal (-induced) - see Arthritis, in, crystals deformans - see Osteoarthritis degenerative - see Osteoarthritis due to or associated with epidemic erythema A25.1 febrile - see Fever, rheumatic gonococcal A54.42 gouty (acute) - see Gout, idiopathic in (due to) infectious or infective - see also Arthritis, pyogenic or pyemic juvenile M08.90Non-specific code meaning osteoarthritis - see Osteoarthritis meningococcal A39.83 menopausal (any site) NEC - see Arthritis, specified form NEC mutilans (psoriatic) L40.52 mycotic NEC B49Non-specific code - see also category M01Non-specific code neuropathic (Charcot) - see Arthropathy, neuropathic ochronotic E70.29 - see also subcategory M14.8-Non-specific code palindromic (any site) - see Rheumatism, palindromic pneumococcal M00.10Non-specific code postdysenteric - see Arthropathy, postdysenteric postmeningococcal A39.84 postrheumatic, chronic - see Arthropathy, postrheumatic, chronic primary progressive - see also Arthritis, specified form NEC psoriatic L40.50Non-specific code purulent (any site except spine) - see Arthritis, pyogenic or pyemic pyogenic or pyemic (any site except spine) M00.9Non-specific code reactive - see Reiter's disease rheumatic - see also Arthritis, rheumatoid rheumatoid M06.9Non-specific code rubella B06.82 scorbutic E54 - see also subcategory M14.8-Non-specific code senile or senescent - see Osteoarthritis septic (any site except spine) - see Arthritis, pyogenic or pyemic serum (nontherapeutic) (therapeutic) - see Arthropathy, postimmunization specified form NEC M13.80Non-specific code spine - see also Spondylopathy, inflammatory staphylococcal M00.00Non-specific code streptococcal NEC M00.20Non-specific code suppurative - see Arthritis, pyogenic or pyemic syphilitic (late) A52.16 syphilitica deformans (Charcot) A52.16 temporomandibular M26.69 toxic of menopause (any site) - see Arthritis, specified form NEC transient - see Arthropathy, specified form NEC traumatic (chronic) - see Arthropathy, traumatic tuberculous A18.02 uratic - see Gout, idiopathic urethritica (Reiter's) - see Reiter's disease vertebral - see Spondylopathy, inflammatory villous (any site) - see Arthropathy, specified form NEC
I don't know what to say guys it is there in my book. Arthritis then down to joint . I looked at it a hundred times at least. I know the publishers are different but I would not think they would be that different. I have no answers.
what dx code do you use for arthritis of the knee... does not mention anything about degenerative or osteoarthritis just states arthritis. would like to see what others are using. thx
M19.90 OR M17.9???