2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M15

Polyosteoarthritis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • M15 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 M15 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M15 - other international versions of ICD-10 M15 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 M15. 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.
  • bilateral involvement of single joint (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M16

    Osteoarthritis of hip

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    M16
    -
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M19

    Other and unspecified osteoarthritis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • arthrosis of spine (M47.-)
    • hallux rigidus (M20.2)
    • osteoarthritis of spine (M47.-)
    M19
    )
Includes
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"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
  • arthritis of multiple sites
The following code(s) above M15 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 M15:
  • 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
  • M15-M19
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range M15-M19

    Osteoarthritis

    Type 2 Excludes
    • osteoarthritis of spine (M47.-)
    Osteoarthritis
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 M15:
  • Type 1 Excludes: M19
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M19

    Other and unspecified osteoarthritis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • arthrosis of spine (M47.-)
    • hallux rigidus (M20.2)
    • osteoarthritis of spine (M47.-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M15
M14.86 Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, knee
M14.861 Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, right knee
M14.862 Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, left knee
M14.869 Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, unspecified knee
M14.87 Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, ankle and foot
M14.871 Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, right ankle and foot
M14.872 Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, left ankle and foot
M14.879 Arthropathies in other specified diseases classified elsewhere, unspecified ankle and foot
M14.88 …… vertebrae
M14.89 …… multiple sites
M15 Polyosteoarthritis
M15.0 Primary generalized (osteo)arthritis
M15.1 Heberden's nodes (with arthropathy)
M15.2 Bouchard's nodes (with arthropathy)
M15.3 Secondary multiple arthritis
M15.4 Erosive (osteo)arthritis
M15.8 Other polyosteoarthritis
M15.9 Polyosteoarthritis, unspecified
M16 Osteoarthritis of hip
M16.0 Bilateral primary osteoarthritis of hip
M16.1 Unilateral primary osteoarthritis of hip

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