ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M06.9

Rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified

Diagnosis Code M06.9

ICD-10: M06.9
Short Description: Rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified
Long Description: Rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M06.9

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The code M06.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Inflammatory polyarthropathies (M05-M14)
      • Other rheumatoid arthritis (M06)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M06.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Acute arthritis
  • Acute rheumatic arthritis
  • Arthritis of acromioclavicular joint
  • Arthritis of midtarsal joint
  • Arthritis of temporomandibular joint
  • Arthritis of temporomandibular joint
  • Cutaneous complication of rheumatoid disease
  • Cutaneous complication of rheumatoid disease
  • Deformity of hand due to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Deformity of wrist due to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Flare of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Inflammation of sacroiliac joint
  • Interphalangeal joint of toe inflamed
  • Metacarpophalangeal joint inflamed
  • Metatarsophalangeal joint inflamed
  • Metatarsophalangeal joint inflamed
  • On examination - hands
  • On examination - hands-rheumatoid spindling
  • Pseudoscleroderma due to rheumatoid disease
  • Rheumatic arthritis of temporomandibular joint
  • Rheumatic joint disease
  • Rheumatic joint disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of acromioclavicular joint
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of ankle and/or foot
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of elbow
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of first metatarsophalangeal joint
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of foot
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of foot
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of foot
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of foot
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of foot
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of hand joint
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of hand joint
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of hip
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of interphalangeal joint of toe
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of knee
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of lesser metatarsophalangeal joint
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of metacarpophalangeal joint
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of sacroiliac joint
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of shoulder
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of sternoclavicular joint
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of subtalar joint
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of talonavicular joint
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of talonavicular joint
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of temporomandibular joint
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of tibiofibular joint
  • Rheumatoid neutrophilic dermatitis
  • Shoulder joint inflamed
  • Subtalar joint inflamed
  • Wrist joint deformity

Information for Patients

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Also called: RA

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints. It can affect any joint but is common in the wrist and fingers.

More women than men get rheumatoid arthritis. It often starts in middle age and is most common in older people. You might have the disease for only a short time, or symptoms might come and go. The severe form can last a lifetime.

Rheumatoid arthritis is different from osteoarthritis, the common arthritis that often comes with older age. RA can affect body parts besides joints, such as your eyes, mouth and lungs. RA is an autoimmune disease, which means the arthritis results from your immune system attacking your body's own tissues.

No one knows what causes rheumatoid arthritis. Genes, environment, and hormones might contribute. Treatments include medicine, lifestyle changes, and surgery. These can slow or stop joint damage and reduce pain and swelling.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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Rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that causes chronic abnormal inflammation, primarily affecting the joints. The most common signs and symptoms are pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints. Small joints in the hands and feet are involved most often, although larger joints (such as the shoulders, hips, and knees) may become involved later in the disease. Joints are typically affected in a symmetrical pattern; for example, if joints in the hand are affected, both hands tend to be involved. People with rheumatoid arthritis often report that their joint pain and stiffness is worse when getting out of bed in the morning or after a long rest.Rheumatoid arthritis can also cause inflammation of other tissues and organs, including the eyes, lungs, and blood vessels. Additional signs and symptoms of the condition can include a loss of energy, a low fever, weight loss, and a shortage of red blood cells (anemia). Some affected individuals develop rheumatoid nodules, which are firm lumps of noncancerous tissue that can grow under the skin and elsewhere in the body.The signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis usually appear in mid- to late adulthood. Many affected people have episodes of symptoms (flares) followed by periods with no symptoms (remissions) for the rest of their lives. In severe cases, affected individuals have continuous health problems related to the disease for many years. The abnormal inflammation can lead to severe joint damage, which limits movement and can cause significant disability.
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