GOUT ICD 10 – A Complete Coding Guide

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If you want to know the Gout ICD 10 coding guide then this blog is for you. A gout is a complex form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, redness, and stiffness in the joints. This condition occurs when uric acid builds up in the joints. The factors like diet, obesity, medication, age, and medical condition can increase the uric acid level in the body.

First, gout causes pain in the big toe which is more painful. The patient affected with gout suddenly walk in the middle of the night. This comes back over time and affects the tissue in the place of inflammation.

The affected joints become swollen and tender and even feel uncomfortable on hard clothes. Hard lumps can develop and can damage the joints permanently.

Gout ICD 10 Codes

Treating this condition is very complex. So, the physician should familiar with gout ICD 10 codes. The healthcare providers use a billable ICD-10 code, the code is ICD-Code M10.9 for diagnosis reimbursement of Gout, unspecified. The ICD-9 code for Gout is 274.9.

ICD stands for International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems and now it reaches the 10th version. The WHO generates this code and helps the healthcare providers to identify and code the health conditions. This ICD-10 code replaces all ICD-9 code sets and is used by physicians and healthcare providers under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

More new diagnoses are possible with ICD-10 codes which is comparatively higher than ICD-9 codes. More than 70000 codes are there in some expanded code sets like ICD-10-CM.

Symptoms Of Gout

Gout is more common in men than women. In women, it can occur after menopause. People with family history and habit of alcohol consumption will likely have a chance to get gout. It occurs when the body produces too much uric acid and causes pain, inflammation, and swelling by building up in the joints. The common symptoms of gout include;

  • Severe joint pain
  • Inflammation and redness
  • Decrease in mobility
  • Lingering discomfort

Gout ICD 10 code symptoms include

  • Gouty tophi of heart
  • Gouty tophi of left ear
  • Gouty tophi of left elbow
  • Gouty tophi of left foot
  • Gouty tophi of the left hand
  • Gouty tophi of the left olecranon bursa
  • Gouty tophi of the right ear
  • Gouty tophi of the right elbow
  • Gouty tophi of the right foot
  • Gouty tophi of the right hand
  • Gouty tophi of the right olecranon bursa
  • Gouty tophus
  • Gouty tophus of left ear
  • Gouty tophus of left elbow
  • Gouty tophus of left foot
  • Gouty tophus of left hand
  • Gouty tophus of the left olecranon bursa

The other potential risk includes diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and heart and kidney diseases.

Gout ICD 10 Code Description

  • M10.0 Idiopathic gout
  • M10.1 Lead-induced gout
  • M10.2 Drug-induced gout
  • M10.3 Gout due to renal impairment
  • M10.4 Another secondary gout
  • M10.9 Gout, unspecified
  • Gout NOS

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Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. It is always advised to take the help of a medical professional if you have any health concerns. This is just for informational purposes only.

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