2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M12.579

Traumatic arthropathy, unspecified ankle and foot

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • M12.579 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM M12.579 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M12.579 - other international versions of ICD-10 M12.579 may differ.
The following code(s) above M12.579 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 M12.579:
  • M00-M99
    2019 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
  • M12
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M12

    Other and unspecified arthropathy

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Other and unspecified arthropathy
  • M12.5
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M12.5

    Traumatic arthropathy

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • current injury-see Alphabetic Index
    • post-traumatic osteoarthritis of first carpometacarpal joint (M18.2-M18.3)
    • post-traumatic osteoarthritis of hip (M16.4-M16.5)
    • post-traumatic osteoarthritis of knee (M17.2-M17.3)
    • post-traumatic osteoarthritis NOS (M19.1-)
    • post-traumatic osteoarthritis of other single joints (M19.1-)
    Traumatic arthropathy
Approximate Synonyms
  • Traumatic arthritis of ankle
  • Traumatic arthritis of foot
  • Traumatic arthropathy of the ankle and/or foot
  • Traumatic arthropathy-ankle
ICD-10-CM M12.579 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 553 Bone diseases and arthropathies with mcc
  • 554 Bone diseases and arthropathies without mcc

Convert M12.579 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M12.579
M12.551 Traumatic arthropathy, right hip
M12.552 Traumatic arthropathy, left hip
M12.559 Traumatic arthropathy, unspecified hip
M12.56 Traumatic arthropathy, knee
M12.561 Traumatic arthropathy, right knee
M12.562 Traumatic arthropathy, left knee
M12.569 Traumatic arthropathy, unspecified knee
M12.57 Traumatic arthropathy, ankle and foot
M12.571 Traumatic arthropathy, right ankle and foot
M12.572 Traumatic arthropathy, left ankle and foot
M12.579 Traumatic arthropathy, unspecified ankle and foot
M12.58 …… other specified site
M12.59 …… multiple sites
M12.8 Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified
M12.80 …… unspecified site
M12.81 Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, shoulder
M12.811 Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, right shoulder
M12.812 Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, left shoulder
M12.819 Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, unspecified shoulder
M12.82 Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, elbow
M12.821 Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, right elbow

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.