2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M47.012

Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes, cervical region

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • M47.012 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Anterior spinal artery comprsn syndromes, cervical region
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM M47.012 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M47.012 - other international versions of ICD-10 M47.012 may differ.
The following code(s) above M47.012 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
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  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
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that may be applicable to M47.012:
  • M00-M99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range M00-M99

    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

    • Use an external cause code following the code for the musculoskeletal condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the musculoskeletal condition
    Type 2 Excludes
    • arthropathic psoriasis (L40.5-)
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • compartment syndrome (traumatic) (T79.A-)
    • 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 musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
  • M47
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M47


      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • arthrosis or osteoarthritis of spine
    • degeneration of facet joints
Approximate Synonyms
  • Anterior spinal artery compression syndrome of cervical spinal cord
  • Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes
  • Cervical anterior spinal artery compression
ICD-10-CM M47.012 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 551 Medical back problems with mcc
  • 552 Medical back problems without mcc

Convert M47.012 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to M47.012:
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • anterior
      • spinal artery G95.19
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G95.19

        Other vascular myelopathies

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Edema of spinal cord
        • Hematomyelia
        • Nonpyogenic intraspinal phlebitis and thrombophlebitis
        • Subacute necrotic myelopathy
        • compression M47.019
          ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M47.019

          Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes, site unspecified

            2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
          • cervical region M47.012

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M47.012
M46.94 …… thoracic region
M46.95 …… thoracolumbar region
M46.96 …… lumbar region
M46.97 …… lumbosacral region
M46.98 …… sacral and sacrococcygeal region
M46.99 …… multiple sites in spine
M47 Spondylosis
M47.0 Anterior spinal and vertebral artery compression syndromes
M47.01 Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes
M47.011 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
M47.012 …… cervical region
M47.013 …… cervicothoracic region
M47.014 …… thoracic region
M47.015 …… thoracolumbar region
M47.016 …… lumbar region
M47.019 …… site unspecified
M47.02 Vertebral artery compression syndromes
M47.021 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
M47.022 …… cervical region
M47.029 …… site unspecified
M47.1 Other spondylosis with myelopathy

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