Billable Medical Code for Effusion of Joint
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 719.0
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 719.0.
This excludes intermittent hydrarthrosis (719.3). This applies to hydrarthrosis and swelling of joint with or without pain.
Joint Swelling Definition and Symptoms
Joint swelling is when fluid builds up around the soft tissue that surrounds the joint. Common causes include gout, arthritis, torn tendons, bone fractures, and ankylosing spondylitis. Symptoms are joint pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joint.