2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M06.9

Rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified

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  • M06.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM M06.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M06.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 M06.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above M06.9 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
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  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
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that may be applicable to M06.9:
  • M00-M99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range M00-M99

    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

    Note
    • Use an external cause code following the code for the musculoskeletal condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the musculoskeletal condition
    Type 2 Excludes
    • 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)
    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilateral uveitis-rheumatoid arthritis syndrome
  • Deformity of bilateral feet due to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Deformity of bilateral hands due to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Deformity of bilateral wrists due to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Deformity of foot due to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Deformity of hand due to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Deformity of left foot due to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Deformity of left hand due to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Deformity of left wrist due to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Deformity of right foot due to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Deformity of right hand due to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Deformity of right wrist due to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Deformity of wrist due to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Left uveitis ra syndrome
  • Left uveitis-rheumatoid arthritis syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis in remission
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of bilateral ankles
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of bilateral elbows
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of bilateral feet
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of bilateral hands
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of bilateral hips
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of bilateral knees
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of bilateral shoulders
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of bilateral temporomandibular joints
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of bilateral tmj
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of bilateral wrists
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of hip
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of left ankle
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of left elbow
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of left foot
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of left hand
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of left hip
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of left knee
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of left shoulder
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of left temporomandibular joint
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of left tmj
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of left wrist
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of multiple joints
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of right ankle
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of right elbow
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of right foot
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of right hand
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of right hip
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of right knee
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of right shoulder
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of right temporomandibular joint
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of right tmj
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of right wrist
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of temporomandibular joint
  • Rheumatoid deformity of bilateral feet
  • Rheumatoid deformity of bilateral hands
  • Rheumatoid deformity of bilateral wrists
  • Rheumatoid deformity of left foot
  • Rheumatoid deformity of left hand
  • Rheumatoid deformity of left wrist
  • Rheumatoid deformity of right foot
  • Rheumatoid deformity of right hand
  • Rheumatoid deformity of right wrist
  • Rheumatoid foot deformity
  • Rheumatoid hand deformity
  • Rheumatoid wrist deformity
  • Right uveitis ra syndrome
  • Right uveitis-rheumatoid arthritis syndrome
  • Seropositive rheumatoid arthritis
  • Uveitis ra syndrome, both eyes
Clinical Information
  • A chronic systemic disease, primarily of the joints, marked by inflammatory changes in the synovial membranes and articular structures, widespread fibrinoid degeneration of the collagen fibers in mesenchymal tissues, and by atrophy and rarefaction of bony structures. Etiology is unknown, but autoimmune mechanisms have been implicated.
  • An autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints, and may cause severe joint damage, loss of function, and disability. The disease may last from months to a lifetime, and symptoms may improve and worsen over time.
  • Chronic systemic disease, primarily of the joints, marked by inflammatory changes in the synovial membranes and articular structures, widespread fibrinoid degeneration of the collagen fibers in mesenchymal tissues, and by atrophy and rarefaction of bony structures; etiology is unknown, but autoimmune mechanisms have been implicated.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (ra) is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints. It can affect any joint but is common in the wrist and fingers. More women than men get rheumatoid arthritis. It often starts between ages 25 and 55. You might have the disease for only a short time, or symptoms might come and go. The severe form can last a lifetime.rheumatoid arthritis is different from osteoarthritis, the common arthritis that often comes with older age. Ra can affect body parts besides joints, such as your eyes, mouth and lungs. Ra is an autoimmune disease, which means the arthritis results from your immune system attacking your body's own tissues. No one knows what causes rheumatoid arthritis. Genes, environment and hormones might contribute. Treatments include medicine, lifestyle changes and surgery. These can slow or stop joint damage and reduce pain and swelling. nih: national institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases
ICD-10-CM M06.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 545 Connective tissue disorders with mcc
  • 546 Connective tissue disorders with cc
  • 547 Connective tissue disorders without cc/mcc

Convert M06.9 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to M06.9:
  • Code First: J84.17
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J84.17

    Other interstitial pulmonary diseases with fibrosis in diseases classified elsewhere

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    Applicable To
    • Interstitial pneumonia (nonspecific) (usual) due to collagen vascular disease
    • Interstitial pneumonia (nonspecific) (usual) in diseases classified elsewhere
    • Organizing pneumonia due to collagen vascular disease
    • Organizing pneumonia in diseases classified elsewhere
    Code First
    • underlying disease, such as:
    • progressive systemic sclerosis (M34.0)
    • rheumatoid arthritis (M05.00-M06.9)
    • systemic lupus erythematosis (M32.0-M32.9)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to M06.9:
  • Arthritis, arthritic (acute) (chronic) (nonpyogenic) (subacute) M19.90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M19.90

    Unspecified osteoarthritis, unspecified site

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    Applicable To
    • Arthrosis NOS
    • Arthritis NOS
    • Osteoarthritis NOS

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M06.9
M06.86 Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, knee
M06.861 Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, right knee
M06.862 Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, left knee
M06.869 Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified knee
M06.87 Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, ankle and foot
M06.871 Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, right ankle and foot
M06.872 Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, left ankle and foot
M06.879 Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified ankle and foot
M06.88 …… vertebrae
M06.89 …… multiple sites
M06.9 Rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified
M07 Enteropathic arthropathies
M07.6 Enteropathic arthropathies
M07.60 …… unspecified site
M07.61 Enteropathic arthropathies, shoulder
M07.611 Enteropathic arthropathies, right shoulder
M07.612 Enteropathic arthropathies, left shoulder
M07.619 Enteropathic arthropathies, unspecified shoulder
M07.62 Enteropathic arthropathies, elbow
M07.621 Enteropathic arthropathies, right elbow
M07.622 Enteropathic arthropathies, left elbow

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