2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G95.9

Disease of spinal cord, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • G95.9 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 G95.9 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G95.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 G95.9 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Myelopathy NOS
The following code(s) above G95.9 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
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to G95.9:
  • 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
  • G95
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G95

    Other and unspecified diseases of spinal cord

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    Other and unspecified diseases of spinal cord
Approximate Synonyms
  • Intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Myelopathy due to another disorder
  • Myelopathy secondary
  • Spinal cord disease
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal cord lesion
Clinical Information
  • A non neoplastic or neoplastic disorder that affects the spinal cord.
  • Pathologic conditions which feature spinal cord damage or dysfunction, including disorders involving the meninges and perimeningeal spaces surrounding the spinal cord.
  • Pathologic conditions which feature spinal cord damage or dysfunction, including disorders involving the meninges and perimeningeal spaces surrounding the spinal cord. Traumatic injuries, vascular diseases, infections, and inflammatory/autoimmune processes may affect the spinal cord.
  • Your spinal cord is the part of your nervous system that relays messages to and from your brain. It is housed inside your vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up your spine. Normally, your vertebrae protect your spinal cord. If they don't, you can sustain a spinal cord injury. Besides injuries, the spinal cord can develop
    • tumors
    • infections such as meningitis and poliomyelitis
    • inflammatory diseases
    • autoimmune diseases
    • degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy
    symptoms vary but might include pain, numbness, loss of sensation and muscle weakness. These symptoms can occur around the spinal cord, and also in other areas such as your arms and legs. Treatments vary but often include medicines and surgery.
ICD-10-CM G95.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 091 Other disorders of nervous system with mcc
  • 092 Other disorders of nervous system with cc
  • 093 Other disorders of nervous system without cc/mcc
  • 974 Hiv with major related condition with mcc
  • 975 Hiv with major related condition with cc
  • 976 Hiv with major related condition without cc/mcc

Convert G95.9 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
Code annotations containing back-references to G95.9:
  • Type 1 Excludes: G95.89
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G95.89

    Other specified diseases of spinal cord

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Cord bladder NOS
    • Drug-induced myelopathy
    • Radiation-induced myelopathy
    Type 1 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to G95.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To G95.9
G95.0 Syringomyelia and syringobulbia
G95.1 Vascular myelopathies
G95.11 Acute infarction of spinal cord (embolic) (nonembolic)
G95.19 Other vascular myelopathies
G95.2 Other and unspecified cord compression
G95.20 Unspecified cord compression
G95.29 Other cord compression
G95.8 Other specified diseases of spinal cord
G95.81 Conus medullaris syndrome
G95.89 Other specified diseases of spinal cord
G95.9 Disease of spinal cord, unspecified
G96 Other disorders of central nervous system
G96.0 Cerebrospinal fluid leak
G96.1 Disorders of meninges, not elsewhere classified
G96.11 Dural tear
G96.12 Meningeal adhesions (cerebral) (spinal)
G96.19 Other disorders of meninges, not elsewhere classified
G96.8 Other specified disorders of central nervous system
G96.9 Disorder of central nervous system, unspecified
G97 Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of nervous system, not elsewhere classified
G97.0 Cerebrospinal fluid leak from spinal puncture

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