2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G96.02

Spinal cerebrospinal fluid leak, spontaneous

    2021 - New Code Billable/Specific Code
  • G96.02 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • ICD-10-CM G96.02 is a new 2021 ICD-10-CM code that became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G96.02 - other international versions of ICD-10 G96.02 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak from spine
The following code(s) above G96.02 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 G96.02:
  • G00-G99
    2021 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 - Converted to Parent Code 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 G96.02 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 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
Code annotations containing back-references to G96.02:
  • Code Also: G96.81
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G96.81

    Intracranial hypotension

      2021 - New Code Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated diagnoses, such as:
    • Brachial amyotrophy (G54.5)
    • Cerebrospinal fluid leak from spine (G96.02)
    • Cranial nerve disorders in diseases classified elsewhere (G53)
    • Nerve root and compressions in diseases classified elsewhere (G55)
    • Nonpyogenic thrombosis of intracranial venous system (I67.6)
    • Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage (I61.-)
    • Nontraumatic subdural hemorrhage (I62.0-)
    • Other and unspecified cord compression (G95.2-)
    • Other secondary parkinsonism (G21.8)
    • Reversible cerebrovascular vasoconstriction syndrome (I67.841)
    • Spinal cord herniation (G95.89)
    • Stroke (I63.-)
    • Syringomyelia (G95.0)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to G96.02:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To G96.02
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
G96.81 Intracranial hypotension

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