2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G03.0

Nonpyogenic meningitis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • G03.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM G03.0 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G03.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 G03.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Aseptic meningitis
  • Nonbacterial meningitis
The following code(s) above G03.0 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
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that may be applicable to G03.0:
  • G00-G99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range G00-G99

    Diseases of the nervous system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the nervous system
  • G03
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G03

    Meningitis due to other and unspecified causes

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • arachnoiditis NOS
    • leptomeningitis NOS
    • meningitis NOS
    • pachymeningitis NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • meningoencephalitis (G04.-)
    • meningomyelitis (G04.-)
    Meningitis due to other and unspecified causes
Approximate Synonyms
  • Aseptic meningitis
  • Meningitis, nonpyogenic
  • Non-pyogenic meningitis
Clinical Information
  • A syndrome characterized by headache, neck stiffness, low grade fever, and csf lymphocytic pleocytosis in the absence of an acute bacterial pathogen. Viral meningitis is the most frequent cause although mycoplasma infections; rickettsia infections; diagnostic or therapeutic procedures; neoplastic processes; septic perimeningeal foci; and other conditions may result in this syndrome. (from Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p745)
ICD-10-CM G03.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 097 Non-bacterial infection of nervous system except viral meningitis with mcc
  • 098 Non-bacterial infection of nervous system except viral meningitis with cc
  • 099 Non-bacterial infection of nervous system except viral meningitis without cc/mcc
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert G03.0 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to G03.0:
  • Meningitis (basal) (basic) (brain) (cerebral) (cervical) (congestive) (diffuse) (hemorrhagic) (infantile) (membranous) (metastatic) (nonspecific) (pontine) (progressive) (simple) (spinal) (subacute) (sympathetic) (toxic) G03.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G03.9

    Meningitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Arachnoiditis (spinal) NOS
    • abacterial G03.0
    • aseptic G03.0 (acute)
    • clear cerebrospinal fluid NEC G03.0
    • nonbacterial G03.0
    • nonpyogenic NEC G03.0
    • serosa circumscripta NEC G03.0
    • sterile G03.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To G03.0
G00 Bacterial meningitis, not elsewhere classified
G00.0 Hemophilus meningitis
G00.1 Pneumococcal meningitis
G00.2 Streptococcal meningitis
G00.3 Staphylococcal meningitis
G00.8 Other bacterial meningitis
G00.9 Bacterial meningitis, unspecified
G01 Meningitis in bacterial diseases classified elsewhere
G02 Meningitis in other infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere
G03 Meningitis due to other and unspecified causes
G03.0 Nonpyogenic meningitis
G03.1 Chronic meningitis
G03.2 Benign recurrent meningitis [Mollaret]
G03.8 Meningitis due to other specified causes
G03.9 Meningitis, unspecified
G04 Encephalitis, myelitis and encephalomyelitis
G04.0 Acute disseminated encephalitis and encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
G04.00 Acute disseminated encephalitis and encephalomyelitis, unspecified
G04.01 Postinfectious acute disseminated encephalitis and encephalomyelitis (postinfectious ADEM)
G04.02 Postimmunization acute disseminated encephalitis, myelitis and encephalomyelitis
G04.1 Tropical spastic paraplegia

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.