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*Readmission Rate is calculated from Oct 2015 to Aug 2018 and all other Quality Outcomes are calculated from Oct 2015 to Sep 2018.

M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist - as a primary diagnosis codeM00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist - as a primary or secondary diagnosis code
OUTCOMES
Avg. LOS9.18
Readmission Rate (%)23.99
Unplanned Readmission Rate (%)10.74
Mortality Rate (%)
SNF Discharge Rate (%)
Home Discharge Rate (%)
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Total Medicare Payments
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Top DRGs Associated With M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist - as a primary diagnosis code
Top DRGs Associated With M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist - as a primary or secondary diagnosis code

Top 1 to 5 DRGs - Oct 2015 to Sep 2018

*Readmission Rate is calculated from Oct 2015 to Aug 2018 and all other Quality Outcomes are calculated from Oct 2015 to Sep 2018.

DRG 506: MAJOR THUMB OR JOINT PROCEDURES DRG 549: SEPTIC ARTHRITIS WITH COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (CC) DRG 513: HAND OR WRIST PROCEDURES, EXCEPT MAJOR THUMB OR JOINT PROCEDURES WITH COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (CC)/MAJOR COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (MCC) DRG 548: SEPTIC ARTHRITIS WITH MAJOR COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (MCC) DRG 550: SEPTIC ARTHRITIS WITHOUT COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (CC)/MAJOR COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (MCC)
Total Hospitalizations at DRG1,534
Total Hospitalizations with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist38
DRG Share of Total Hospitalizations0.0
% of Total ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist in DRG23.46
Avg LOS at DRG4.58
Avg LOS with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist5.92
Readmission Rate at DRG13.26
Readmission Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wristNA
Unplanned Readmission Rate at DRG8.25
Unplanned Readmission Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wristNA
Total Medicare payments at DRG$12,961,491
Total Medicare payments with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$322,393
Total Medicare payment per Day at DRG$1,844
Total Medicare payment per Day with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$1,433
Total Medicare payment per Hospitalization at DRG$8,449
Total Medicare payment per Hospitalization with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$8,484
Total Medicare Charges at DRG$72,569,158
Total Medicare Charges with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$1,631,111
Avg Charges at DRG$47,307
Avg Charges with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$42,924
Mortality Rate at DRGNA
Mortality Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wristNA
SNF Discharge Rate at DRG14.73
SNF Discharge Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wristNA
Home Discharge Rate at DRG56.84
Home Discharge Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist42.11

Top 5 to 10 DRGs - Oct 2015 to Sep 2018

*Readmission Rate is calculated from Oct 2015 to Aug 2018 and all other Quality Outcomes are calculated from Oct 2015 to Sep 2018.

DRG 501: SOFT TISSUE PROCEDURES WITH COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (CC)
Total Hospitalizations at DRG19,011
Total Hospitalizations with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist16
DRG Share of Total Hospitalizations0.06
% of Total ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist in DRG9.88
Avg LOS at DRG5.43
Avg LOS with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist5.31
Readmission Rate at DRG20.44
Readmission Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wristNA
Unplanned Readmission Rate at DRG8.73
Unplanned Readmission Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wristNA
Total Medicare payments at DRG$202,875,030
Total Medicare payments with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$195,043
Total Medicare payment per Day at DRG$1,966
Total Medicare payment per Day with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$2,295
Total Medicare payment per Hospitalization at DRG$10,671
Total Medicare payment per Hospitalization with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$12,190
Total Medicare Charges at DRG$1,080,886,366
Total Medicare Charges with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$749,998
Avg Charges at DRG$56,856
Avg Charges with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$46,875
Mortality Rate at DRG0.16
Mortality Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wristNA
SNF Discharge Rate at DRG30.6
SNF Discharge Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wristNA
Home Discharge Rate at DRG30.88
Home Discharge Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wristNA

Top DRGs Associated With M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist - as a primary or secondary diagnosis code

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Top 1 to 5 DRGs - Oct 2015 to Sep 2018

*Readmission Rate is calculated from Oct 2015 to Aug 2018 and all other Quality Outcomes are calculated from Oct 2015 to Sep 2018.

DRG 506: MAJOR THUMB OR JOINT PROCEDURESDRG 853: INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES WITH O.R. PROCEDURE WITH MAJOR COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (MCC)DRG 549: SEPTIC ARTHRITIS WITH COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (CC)DRG 501: SOFT TISSUE PROCEDURES WITH COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (CC)DRG 513: HAND OR WRIST PROCEDURES, EXCEPT MAJOR THUMB OR JOINT PROCEDURES WITH COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (CC)/MAJOR COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (MCC)
Total Hospitalizations at DRG1,534
Total Hospitalizations with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist47
DRG Share of Total Hospitalizations0.0
% of Total ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist in DRG12.18
Avg LOS at DRG4.58
Avg LOS with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist5.79
Readmission Rate at DRG13.26
Readmission Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wristNA
Unplanned Readmission Rate at DRG8.25
Unplanned Readmission Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wristNA
Total Medicare payments at DRG$12,961,491
Total Medicare payments with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$392,687
Total Medicare payment per Day at DRG$1,844
Total Medicare payment per Day with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$1,444
Total Medicare payment per Hospitalization at DRG$8,449
Total Medicare payment per Hospitalization with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$8,355
Total Medicare Charges at DRG$72,569,158
Total Medicare Charges with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$2,044,382
Avg Charges at DRG$47,307
Avg Charges with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$43,497
Mortality Rate at DRGNA
Mortality Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wristNA
SNF Discharge Rate at DRG14.73
SNF Discharge Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wristNA
Home Discharge Rate at DRG56.84
Home Discharge Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist48.94

Top 5 to 10 DRGs - Oct 2015 to Sep 2018

*Readmission Rate is calculated from Oct 2015 to Aug 2018 and all other Quality Outcomes are calculated from Oct 2015 to Sep 2018.

DRG 548: SEPTIC ARTHRITIS WITH MAJOR COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (MCC)DRG 871: SEPTICEMIA OR SEVERE SEPSIS WITHOUT MV >96 HOURS WITH MAJOR COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (MCC)DRG 550: SEPTIC ARTHRITIS WITHOUT COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (CC)/MAJOR COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (MCC)DRG 854: INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES WITH O.R. PROCEDURE WITH COMPLICATION OR COMORBIDITY (CC)
Total Hospitalizations at DRG2,836
Total Hospitalizations with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist22
DRG Share of Total Hospitalizations0.01
% of Total ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist in DRG5.7
Avg LOS at DRG11.92
Avg LOS with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist10.5
Readmission Rate at DRG32.53
Readmission Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wristNA
Unplanned Readmission Rate at DRG18.42
Unplanned Readmission Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wristNA
Total Medicare payments at DRG$48,517,980
Total Medicare payments with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$350,558
Total Medicare payment per Day at DRG$1,435
Total Medicare payment per Day with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$1,518
Total Medicare payment per Hospitalization at DRG$17,108
Total Medicare payment per Hospitalization with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$15,934
Total Medicare Charges at DRG$219,243,017
Total Medicare Charges with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$1,515,064
Avg Charges at DRG$77,307
Avg Charges with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist$68,867
Mortality Rate at DRG3.1
Mortality Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wristNA
SNF Discharge Rate at DRG31.06
SNF Discharge Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wristNA
Home Discharge Rate at DRG20.06
Home Discharge Rate with ICD M00832 - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wristNA

FAQs

M00832 - ICD 10 Diagnosis Code - Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist? ›

A0223Salmonella arthritis
M00832Arthritis due to other bacteria, left wrist
M00839Arthritis due to other bacteria, unspecified wrist
M00841Arthritis due to other bacteria, right hand
M00842Arthritis due to other bacteria, left hand
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What is the ICD-10 code for arthritis left wrist? ›

Primary osteoarthritis, left wrist

M19. 032 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 M19. 032 became effective on October 1, 2021.

How do you code septic arthritis? ›

Assign the correct diagnosis code: Bacterial septic arthritis, right knee. Answer: M00. 861 Arthritis, arthritic (acute) (chronic) (nonpyogenic) (subacute), septic (any site except spine) – see Arthritis, pyogenic or pyemic (any site except spine), bacterial NEC, knee.

What is the diagnosis code for left wrist Pain? ›

M25. 532 Pain in left wrist - ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes.

What is the diagnosis code for arthritis? ›

ICD-10 Code for Other specified arthritis, unspecified site- M13. 80- Codify by AAPC.

What is the ICD-10 code for inflammatory arthritis? ›

Other specified arthritis, unspecified site

M13. 80 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 M13. 80 became effective on October 1, 2021.

What is the ICD-10 code for degenerative arthritis? ›

Unspecified osteoarthritis, unspecified site

The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM M19. 90 became effective on October 1, 2021. This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M19. 90 - other international versions of ICD-10 M19.

What is the difference between sepsis and septic arthritis? ›

If the infection that caused your septic arthritis is not treated, the infection can spread to other parts of your body. This is called sepsis and is life-threatening. Most cases of septic arthritis only involve one joint.

What is septic arthritis? ›

Septic arthritis is a painful infection in a joint that can come from germs that travel through your bloodstream from another part of your body. Septic arthritis can also occur when a penetrating injury, such as an animal bite or trauma, delivers germs directly into the joint.

What is the ICD-10 code for septic arthritis? ›

ICD-10-CM M00. 849 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v39.0): 548 Septic arthritis with mcc.

What is the ICD-10 code for left wrist injury? ›

92XA for Unspecified injury of left wrist, hand and finger(s), initial encounter is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes .

What is ICD-10 code for bilateral wrist pain? ›

The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM M25. 53 became effective on October 1, 2021. This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M25.

What is the ICD-10 for left arm Pain? ›

ICD-10 code M79. 602 for Pain in left arm is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Soft tissue disorders .

What is the ICD-10 code for joint pain? ›

ICD-Code M25. 50 is a billable ICD-10 code used for healthcare diagnosis reimbursement of Pain in Unspecified Joint.

Is arthritis the same as osteoarthritis? ›

Are arthritis and osteoarthritis the same? Arthritis is a blanket term covering all types of arthritis including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and gout. Wear and tear on the joints are known as osteoarthritis, and it's the most common type of arthritis.

What is the ICD-10 code for osteoarthritis unspecified? ›

M19. 90 - Unspecified osteoarthritis, unspecified site | ICD-10-CM.

What are the different types of inflammatory arthritis? ›

The major types of inflammatory arthritis include:
  • Ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Gout and pseudogout.
  • Lyme disease.
  • Lupus.
  • Psoriatic arthritis.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.

What is the ICD-10 diagnosis code for rheumatoid arthritis? ›

ICD-10 Code for Rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified- M06. 9- Codify by AAPC.

What is the difference between inflammatory arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis? ›

Inflammatory polyarthropathy isn't a disease, but a descriptive term meaning pain and inflammation in more than five joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of autoimmune arthritis. Because it generally affects multiple joints, it's often described as an inflammatory polyarthropathy.

What is unspecified osteoarthritis? ›

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down over time. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine.

Do you code pain with osteoarthritis? ›

Osteoarthritis of most sites, except the spine, is assigned to ICD-9-CM category 715. Osteoarthritis of the spine is assigned to category 721. The specific code assignment depends on the site of the spine involved (ie, cervical, thoracic, lumbar) and if myelopathy is present.

What bacteria causes rheumatoid arthritis? ›

The researchers found that 75% of people with new-onset, untreated rheumatoid arthritis had the bacterium Prevotella copri in their intestinal microbiome.

Which bacteria would cause an infection deep within the body such as in a joint? ›

But staph infections can turn deadly if the bacteria invade deeper into your body, entering your bloodstream, joints, bones, lungs or heart. A growing number of otherwise healthy people are developing life-threatening staph infections.

What infections cause reactive arthritis? ›

Reactive arthritis usually develops following a bout with certain bacterial infections including Chlamydia, Salmonella, Shigella, Yersinia, and Campylobacter.

What is the differential diagnosis of septic arthritis? ›

When evaluating a patient with suspected septic arthritis, also consider conditions such as primary rheumatologic disorders (eg, vasculitis, crystalline arthritides), drug-induced arthritis, and reactive arthritis (eg, postinfectious diarrhea syndrome, postmeningococcal and postgonococcal arthritis, arthritis of ...

How common is septic arthritis? ›

Approximately 20,000 cases of septic arthritis occur in the United States each year (7.8 cases per 100,000 person-years), with a similar incidence occurring in Europe. The incidence of arthritis due to disseminated gonococcal infection is 2.8 cases per 100,000 person-years.

What is the difference between osteomyelitis and septic arthritis? ›

Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone that can include the periosteum, medullary cavity, and cortical bone. Septic arthritis is an infection of surface of the cartilage that lines the joint and the synovial fluid that lubricates the joint.

What is the ICD-10 code for septic arthritis of right knee? ›

Other streptococcal arthritis, right knee

M00. 261 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 M00. 261 became effective on October 1, 2021.

What is the ICD-10 code for bacteremia? ›

ICD-10 code R78. 81 for Bacteremia is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified .

What is the ICD-10 code for osteomyelitis? ›

There are three subcategories for reporting this condition using ICD-10-CM, including M86. 0 Acute hematogenous osteomyelitis, M86. 1 Other acute osteomyelitis, and M86. 2 Sub-acute osteomyelitis.

What is the ICD-10 code for MSSA? ›

ICD-10 code B95. 61 for Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infection as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Certain infectious and parasitic diseases .

What could infectious arthritis be caused by? ›

Most cases of infectious arthritis are caused by bacteria. The most common of these is Staphylococcus aureus (staph), a bacterium that lives on healthy skin. Infectious arthritis can also be caused by a virus or a fungus.

What is the ICD 10 code for Staphylococcus aureus? ›

6 for Staphylococcus aureus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Certain infectious and parasitic diseases .

What is the ICD 10 code for right knee pain? ›

M25. 561 Pain in right knee - ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes.

When do you code bacteremia? ›

Bacteremia – Code 790.7 (Bacteremia); use an additional code to identify causative organism (041. x, Bacterial infection in conditions classified elsewhere and of unspecified site). Septicemia – Choose a code from 038.

Can bacteremia be used as principal diagnosis? ›

Clinically, the physician may not be differentiating the diagnoses as two different things, even though coding does. Now, bacteremia is the principal diagnosis, it won't change your DRG, though it could certainly affect quality concerns and medical necessity.

Is bacteremia an infection? ›

Bacteremia usually causes no symptoms, but sometimes bacteria accumulate in certain tissues or organs and cause serious infections. People at high risk of complications from bacteremia are given antibiotics before certain dental and medical procedures.

What is osteomyelitis of the bone? ›

Osteomyelitis is inflammation or swelling that occurs in the bone. It can result from an infection somewhere else in the body that has spread to the bone, or it can start in the bone — often as a result of an injury. Osteomyelitis is more common in younger children (five and under) but can happen at any age.

What is osteomyelitis unspecified? ›

Osteomyelitis is an infection in a bone. Infections can reach a bone by traveling through the bloodstream or spreading from nearby tissue. Infections can also begin in the bone itself if an injury exposes the bone to germs.

What is the meaning of osteomyelitis? ›

(OS-tee-oh-MY-eh-LY-tis) Inflammation of the bone caused by an infection, which may spread to the bone marrow and tissues near the bone. Osteomyelitis can cause severe pain in the infected bone.

What does MSSA stand for in medical terms? ›

Meticillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus. aureus (MSSA) Staphylococcus aureus (often shortened to “Staph”, “Staph aureus” or S. aureus) is a type of bacteria (germ) which lives harmlessly on the skin and in the noses, in about one third of people.

What is the ICD 10 code for History of MSSA bacteremia? ›

14 for Personal history of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Factors influencing health status and contact with health services .

What is the ICD 10 code for Staphylococcus epidermidis? ›

Other staphylococcus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere. B95. 7 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 B95.

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