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Code: M19.039

Code Name: ICD-10 Code for Primary osteoarthritis, unspecified wrist

Block: Osteoarthritis (M15-M19)

Details: Primary osteoarthritis, unspecified wrist
M19

Excludes1: polyarthritis (M15.-)

Excludes2: arthrosis of spine (M47.-)
hallux rigidus (M20.2)
osteoarthritis of spine (M47.-)

Guidelines: Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00-M99)

Note: Use an external cause code following the code for the musculoskeletal condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the musculoskeletal condition
Excludes 2: arthropathic psoriasis (L40.5-)
certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
compartment syndrome (traumatic) (T79.A-)
complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
neoplasms (C00-D49)
symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)

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What is everyone using for this code? We have multi-specialty providers that are all saying they are using something different. Thanks for your help
 
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In the guidelines of your ICD-10 book under chapter 13 there is a paragraph labeled Site and Laterality. It states "Most of the codes within Chapter 13 have site and laterality designations. The site represents the bone, joint or the muscle involved. For some conditions where more than one bone, joint or muscle is usually involved, such as osteoarthritis, there is a "multiple sites" code available. For categories where no multiple site code is provided and more than one bone, joint or muscle in involved, multipel codes should be used to indicate the different sites involved.
The code for multiple sites is M15.3, if that does not fit I would code each site individually. I hope this helps, have a great day.

Angela Pommarane, CPC
 
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