2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M14.6

Charcôt's joint

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • M14.6 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Charcot's joint
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM M14.6 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M14.6 - other international versions of ICD-10 M14.6 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Neuropathic arthropathy
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 M14.6. 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.
  • Charcôt's joint in diabetes mellitus (E08-E13
    ICD-10-CM Range E08-E13

    Diabetes mellitus

    • E08 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying cond...
    • E09 Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellit...
    • E10 Type 1 diabetes mellitus
    • E11 Type 2 diabetes mellitus
    • E13 Other specified diabetes mellitus
    with .610)
  • Charcôt's joint in tabes dorsalis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.16

    Charcôt's arthropathy (tabetic)

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
The following code(s) above M14.6 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 M14.6:
  • M00-M99
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range M00-M99

    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

    • 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
  • M14
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M14

    Arthropathies in other diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • arthropathy in:
    • diabetes mellitus (E08-E13 with .61-)
    • hematological disorders (M36.2-M36.3)
    • hypersensitivity reactions (M36.4)
    • neoplastic disease (M36.1)
    • neurosyphillis (A52.16)
    • sarcoidosis (D86.86)
    • enteropathic arthropathies (M07.-)
    • juvenile psoriatic arthropathy (L40.54)
    • lipoid dermatoarthritis (E78.81)
    Arthropathies in other diseases classified elsewhere
Clinical Information
  • Chronic progressive degeneration of the stress-bearing portion of a joint, with bizarre hypertrophic changes at the periphery. It is probably a complication of a variety of neurologic disorders, particularly tabes dorsalis, involving loss of sensation, which leads to relaxation of supporting structures and chronic instability of the joint. (Dorland, 27th ed)
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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M14.6
M13.861 Other specified arthritis, right knee
M13.862 Other specified arthritis, left knee
M13.869 Other specified arthritis, unspecified knee
M13.87 Other specified arthritis, ankle and foot
M13.871 Other specified arthritis, right ankle and foot
M13.872 Other specified arthritis, left ankle and foot
M13.879 Other specified arthritis, unspecified ankle and foot
M13.88 …… other site
M13.89 …… multiple sites
M14 Arthropathies in other diseases classified elsewhere
M14.6 Charcôt's joint
M14.60 …… unspecified site
M14.61 Charcôt's joint, shoulder
M14.611 Charcôt's joint, right shoulder
M14.612 Charcôt's joint, left shoulder
M14.619 Charcôt's joint, unspecified shoulder
M14.62 Charcôt's joint, elbow
M14.621 Charcôt's joint, right elbow
M14.622 Charcôt's joint, left elbow
M14.629 Charcôt's joint, unspecified elbow
M14.63 Charcôt's joint, wrist

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