2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G96.01

Cranial cerebrospinal fluid leak, spontaneous

    2021 - New Code 2022 Billable/Specific Code
  • G96.01 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 G96.01 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G96.01 - other international versions of ICD-10 G96.01 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Otorrhea due to spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid CSF leak
  • Rhinorrhea due to spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid CSF leak
  • Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak from skull base
The following code(s) above G96.01 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 G96.01:
  • G00-G99
    2022 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
  • G96.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G96.0

    Cerebrospinal fluid leak

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • if applicable:
    • intracranial hypotension (G96.81-)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • cerebrospinal fluid leak from spinal puncture (G97.0)
    Cerebrospinal fluid leak
ICD-10-CM G96.01 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v39.0):
  • 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
  • 791 Prematurity with major problems
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems
Code History
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): New code
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to G96.01:
  • Leak, leakage
  • Otorrhea H92.1-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H92.1-

    Otorrhea

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • leakage of cerebrospinal fluid through ear (G96.0)
  • Rhinorrhea J34.89
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J34.89

    Other specified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Perforation of nasal septum NOS
    • Rhinolith

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To G96.01
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
G96.00 …… unspecified
G96.01 Cranial cerebrospinal fluid leak, spontaneous
G96.02 Spinal cerebrospinal fluid leak, spontaneous
G96.08 Other cranial cerebrospinal fluid leak
G96.09 Other spinal 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
G96.191 Perineural cyst
G96.198 Other disorders of meninges, not elsewhere classified
G96.8 Other specified disorders of central nervous system

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