2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M08.9

Juvenile arthritis, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • M08.9 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM M08.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M08.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 M08.9 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as M08.9. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M08.0

    Unspecified juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis with or without rheumatoid factor
    M08.0-
    )
The following code(s) above M08.9 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to M08.9:
  • 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
  • M08
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M08

    Juvenile arthritis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated underlying condition, such as:
    • regional enteritis [Crohn's disease] (K50.-)
    • ulcerative colitis (K51.-)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • arthropathy in Whipple's disease (M14.8)
    • Felty's syndrome (M05.0)
    • juvenile dermatomyositis (M33.0-)
    • psoriatic juvenile arthropathy (L40.54)
    Juvenile arthritis
Clinical Information
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of children occurring in three major subtypes defined by the symptoms present during the first six months following onset: systemic onset (still's disease, juvenile onset), polyarticular onset, and pauciarticular onset; adult onset cases of still's disease (still's disease, adult onset) are also known; only one subtype of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (polyarticular onset, rheumatoid factor positive) clinically resembles adult rheumatoid arthritis and is considered its childhood equivalent.
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M08.9
M08.86 Other juvenile arthritis, knee
M08.861 Other juvenile arthritis, right knee
M08.862 Other juvenile arthritis, left knee
M08.869 Other juvenile arthritis, unspecified knee
M08.87 Other juvenile arthritis, ankle and foot
M08.871 Other juvenile arthritis, right ankle and foot
M08.872 Other juvenile arthritis, left ankle and foot
M08.879 Other juvenile arthritis, unspecified ankle and foot
M08.88 …… other specified site
M08.89 …… multiple sites
M08.9 Juvenile arthritis, unspecified
M08.90 …… unspecified site
M08.91 Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, shoulder
M08.911 Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, right shoulder
M08.912 Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, left shoulder
M08.919 Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, unspecified shoulder
M08.92 Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, elbow
M08.921 Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, right elbow
M08.922 Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, left elbow
M08.929 Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, unspecified elbow
M08.93 Juvenile arthritis, unspecified, wrist

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