what does icd code m12.88 stand for

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Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified

What do the letters mean in ICD-10 codes?

Each code begins with a letter, and that letter is followed by two numbers. The first three characters of ICD-10-CM are the “category.” The category describes the general type of the injury or disease. The category is followed by a decimal point and the subcategory.

What is the diagnosis code for infection?

B99. 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 B99.

How do I know which ICD code to use?

A Five-Step ProcessStep 1: Search the Alphabetical Index for a diagnostic term. ... Step 2: Check the Tabular List. ... Step 3: Read the code's instructions. ... Step 4: If it is an injury or trauma, add a seventh character. ... Step 5: If glaucoma, you may need to add a seventh character.

What does the diagnosis code indicate?

In health care, diagnosis codes are used as a tool to group and identify diseases, disorders, symptoms, poisonings, adverse effects of drugs and chemicals, injuries and other reasons for patient encounters.

What is the ICD-10 code for Covid testing?

U07. 1 should only be used for confirmed cases of COVID-19 with positive or presumptive-positive test results.

What is the ICD-10 code for Covid symptoms?

For individuals with MIS and COVID-19, assign code U07. 1, COVID-19, as the principal/first-listed diagnosis and assign code M35. 81 as an additional diagnosis.

How do I find my ICD diagnosis code?

If you need to look up the ICD code for a particular diagnosis or confirm what an ICD code stands for, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to use their searchable database of the current ICD-10 codes.

How many ICD codes are there?

Table 1.ICD-9-CMICD-10-CM13,000 codes68,000 codes17 chapters21 chapters (order of chapters different than ICD-9-CM)Separate V and E codes. (Supplemental Classification for Health Encounters and Injuries/Poisonings)Supplemental Classification incorporated into main classification9 more rows

What does ICD-10 stand for in medical terms?

International Classification of Diseases (ICD)

What ICD-10 code to use for no diagnosis?

The DSM-5 Steering Committee subsequently approved the inclusion of this category, and its corresponding ICD-10-CM code, Z03. 89 "No diagnosis or condition," is available for immediate use.

Why are ICD-10 codes important?

One of the most significant benefits of ICD-10 is its ability to provide accurate and complete information to providers. ICD-10 codes indicate laterality, stage of care, specific diagnosis, and specific anatomy, which creates a more accurate picture of the patient's condition.

What diagnosis codes Cannot be primary?

Diagnosis Codes Never to be Used as Primary Diagnosis With the adoption of ICD-10, CMS designated that certain Supplementary Classification of External Causes of Injury, Poisoning, Morbidity (E000-E999 in the ICD-9 code set) and Manifestation ICD-10 Diagnosis codes cannot be used as the primary diagnosis on claims.

Coding Notes for M12.88 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M12.88 - Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, other specified site'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M12.88. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code M12.88 and a single ICD9 code, 716.88 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.