2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M15.0

Primary generalized (osteo)arthritis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • M15.0 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 M15.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M15.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 M15.0 may differ.
The following code(s) above M15.0 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 M15.0:
  • 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
  • M15
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M15

    Polyosteoarthritis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • arthritis of multiple sites
    Type 1 Excludes
    • bilateral involvement of single joint (M16-M19)
    Polyosteoarthritis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Idiopathic osteoarthritis
  • Primary generalized osteoarthritis
ICD-10-CM M15.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 553 Bone diseases and arthropathies with mcc
  • 554 Bone diseases and arthropathies without mcc

Convert M15.0 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to M15.0:
  • Osteoarthritis M19.90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M19.90

    Unspecified osteoarthritis, unspecified site

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Arthrosis NOS
    • Arthritis NOS
    • Osteoarthritis NOS
    • generalized M15.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M15.9

      Polyosteoarthritis, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Generalized osteoarthritis NOS
      • primary M15.0
  • Osteoarthrosis (degenerative) (hypertrophic) (joint) - see also Osteoarthritis
    • generalized M15.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M15.9

      Polyosteoarthritis, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Generalized osteoarthritis NOS
      • primary M15.0
  • Polyarthrosis M15.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M15.9

    Polyosteoarthritis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Generalized osteoarthritis NOS
    • primary M15.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M15.0
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
M16.10 Unilateral primary osteoarthritis, unspecified hip

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