ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 17, 2017

See: Direct infections of joint in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere

M01 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Direct infections of joint in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
Code First
  • leprosy [Hansen's disease] (A30.-)
  • mycoses (B35-B49)
  • O'nyong-nyong fever (A92.1)
  • paratyphoid fever (A01.1-A01.4)
  • underlying disease, such as:
Excludes1
  • arthropathy in Lyme disease (A69.23)
  • gonococcal arthritis (A54.42)
  • meningococcal arthritis (A39.83)
  • mumps arthritis (B26.85)
  • postinfective arthropathy (M02.-)
  • postmeningococcal arthritis (A39.84)
  • reactive arthritis (M02.3)
  • rubella arthritis (B06.82)
  • sarcoidosis arthritis (D86.86)
  • tuberculosis arthritis (A18.01-A18.02)
  • typhoid fever arthritis (A01.04)

More specific codes for Direct infections of joint in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere

  • M01.X - Direct infection of joint in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
    • M01.X0 - Direct infection of unspecified joint in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
    • M01.X1 - Direct infection of shoulder joint in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X11 - Direct infection of right shoulder in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X12 - Direct infection of left shoulder in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X19 - Direct infection of unspecified shoulder in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
    • M01.X2 - Direct infection of elbow in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X21 - Direct infection of right elbow in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X22 - Direct infection of left elbow in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X29 - Direct infection of unspecified elbow in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
    • M01.X3 - Direct infection of wrist in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X31 - Direct infection of right wrist in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X32 - Direct infection of left wrist in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X39 - Direct infection of unspecified wrist in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
    • M01.X4 - Direct infection of hand in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X41 - Direct infection of right hand in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X42 - Direct infection of left hand in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X49 - Direct infection of unspecified hand in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
    • M01.X5 - Direct infection of hip in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X51 - Direct infection of right hip in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X52 - Direct infection of left hip in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X59 - Direct infection of unspecified hip in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
    • M01.X6 - Direct infection of knee in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X61 - Direct infection of right knee in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X62 - Direct infection of left knee in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X69 - Direct infection of unspecified knee in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
    • M01.X7 - Direct infection of ankle and foot in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X71 - Direct infection of right ankle and foot in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X72 - Direct infection of left ankle and foot in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
      • M01.X79 - Direct infection of unspecified ankle and foot in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
    • M01.X8 - Direct infection of vertebrae in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
    • M01.X9 - Direct infection of multiple joints in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
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See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

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