Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 718.44
Contracture of joint, hand
  • 2014
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • Short description: Jt contracture-hand.
  • ICD-9-CM 718.44 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 718.44 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2014 version of ICD-9-CM 718.44.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 718.44: 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 718.44 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M24.549 Contracture, unspecified hand
Approximate Synonyms
  • Contracture of bilat finger joints due to scar
  • Contracture of bilat hand joints
  • Contracture of bilateral finger joints due to scar
  • Contracture of bilateral hand joints
  • Contracture of hand joint
  • Contracture of joint of hand
  • Contracture of L hand joint
  • Contracture of left finger joint due to scar
  • Contracture of left hand joint
  • Contracture of R hand joint
  • Contracture of right finger joint due to scar
  • Contracture of right hand joint
  • Joint contracture of finger due to scar
  • Scar causing joint contracture of finger
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 718.44:
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