2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79.6

Pain in limb, hand, foot, fingers and toes

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • M79.6 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 M79.6 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M79.6 - other international versions of ICD-10 M79.6 may differ.
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (M79.6) and the excluded code together.
  • pain in joint (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M25.5

    Pain in joint

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    M25.5-
    )
The following code(s) above M79.6 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 M79.6:
  • 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
  • M79
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79

    Other and unspecified soft tissue disorders, not elsewhere classified

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    Type 1 Excludes
    • psychogenic rheumatism (F45.8)
    • soft tissue pain, psychogenic (F45.41)
    Other and unspecified soft tissue disorders, not elsewhere classified
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by marked discomfort sensation in the upper or lower extremities.
  • Painful sensation in the upper or lower extremities.
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 M79.6:
  • Type 1 Excludes: R52
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R52

    Pain, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Acute pain NOS
    • Generalized pain NOS
    • Pain NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute and chronic pain, not elsewhere classified (G89.-)
    • localized pain, unspecified type - code to pain by site, such as:
    • abdomen pain (R10.-)
    • back pain (M54.9)
    • breast pain (N64.4)
    • chest pain (R07.1-R07.9)
    • ear pain (H92.0-)
    • eye pain (H57.1)
    • headache (R51)
    • joint pain (M25.5-)
    • limb pain (M79.6-)
    • lumbar region pain (M54.5)
    • pelvic and perineal pain (R10.2)
    • shoulder pain (M25.51-)
    • spine pain (M54.-)
    • throat pain (R07.0)
    • tongue pain (K14.6)
    • tooth pain (K08.8)
    • renal colic (N23)
    • pain disorders exclusively related to psychological factors (F45.41)
  • Type 2 Excludes: M25.5
    , G89
    , R29.89
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M25.5

    Pain in joint

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    Type 2 Excludes
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G89

    Pain, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • related psychological factors associated with pain (F45.42)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • generalized pain NOS (R52)
    • pain disorders exclusively related to psychological factors (F45.41)
    • pain NOS (R52)
    Type 2 Excludes
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R29.89

    Other symptoms and signs involving the musculoskeletal system

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    Type 2 Excludes
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M79.6
M79.0 Rheumatism, unspecified
M79.1 Myalgia
M79.10 …… unspecified site
M79.11 …… of mastication muscle
M79.12 …… of auxiliary muscles, head and neck
M79.18 …… other site
M79.2 Neuralgia and neuritis, unspecified
M79.3 Panniculitis, unspecified
M79.4 Hypertrophy of (infrapatellar) fat pad
M79.5 Residual foreign body in soft tissue
M79.6 Pain in limb, hand, foot, fingers and toes
M79.60 Pain in limb, unspecified
M79.601 Pain in right arm
M79.602 Pain in left arm
M79.603 Pain in arm, unspecified
M79.604 Pain in right leg
M79.605 Pain in left leg
M79.606 Pain in leg, unspecified
M79.609 Pain in unspecified limb
M79.62 Pain in upper arm
M79.621 Pain in right upper arm

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