2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M15.9

Polyosteoarthritis, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
  • M15.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM M15.9 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M15.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 M15.9 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Generalized osteoarthritis NOS
The following code(s) above M15.9 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 M15.9:
  • M00-M99
    2022 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
  • M15-M19
    2022 ICD-10-CM Range M15-M19


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


      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • arthritis of multiple sites
    Type 1 Excludes
    • bilateral involvement of single joint (M16-M19)
Approximate Synonyms
  • Degenerative joint disease involving multiple joints
  • Generalized osteoarthritis of the hand
  • Osteoarthritis, generalized
  • Osteoarthrosis generalized hand
ICD-10-CM M15.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v39.0):
  • 553 Bone diseases and arthropathies with mcc
  • 554 Bone diseases and arthropathies without mcc

Convert M15.9 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to M15.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M15.9
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
M16.11 Unilateral primary osteoarthritis, right hip
M16.12 Unilateral primary osteoarthritis, left hip
M16.2 Bilateral osteoarthritis resulting from hip dysplasia
M16.3 Unilateral osteoarthritis resulting from hip dysplasia
M16.30 …… unspecified hip
M16.31 …… right hip

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