2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M48.00

Spinal stenosis, site unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • M48.00 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 M48.00 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M48.00 - other international versions of ICD-10 M48.00 may differ.
The following code(s) above M48.00 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 M48.00:
  • M00-M99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range M00-M99

    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

    Note
    • 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
  • M48.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M48.0

    Spinal stenosis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Caudal stenosis
    Spinal stenosis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Stenosis of intervertebral foramen
  • Stenosis of intervertebral foramina
Clinical Information
  • Narrowing of the spinal canal.
  • Your spine, or backbone, protects your spinal cord and allows you to stand and bend. Spinal stenosis causes narrowing in your spine. The narrowing can occur at the center of your spine, in the canals branching off your spine and/or between the vertebrae, the bones of the spine. The narrowing puts pressure on your nerves and spinal cord and can cause pain.spinal stenosis occurs mostly in people older than 50. Younger people with a spine injury or a narrow spinal canal are also at risk. Diseases such as arthritis and scoliosis can cause spinal stenosis, too. Symptoms might appear gradually or not at all. They include pain in your neck or back, numbness, weakness or pain in your arms or legs, and foot problems. Treatments include medications, physical therapy, braces and surgery. nih: national institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases
ICD-10-CM M48.00 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 551 Medical back problems with mcc
  • 552 Medical back problems without mcc

Convert M48.00 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 M48.00:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M48.00
M47.893 …… cervicothoracic region
M47.894 …… thoracic region
M47.895 …… thoracolumbar region
M47.896 …… lumbar region
M47.897 …… lumbosacral region
M47.898 …… sacral and sacrococcygeal region
M47.899 …… site unspecified
M47.9 Spondylosis, unspecified
M48 Other spondylopathies
M48.0 Spinal stenosis
M48.00 …… site unspecified
M48.01 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
M48.02 …… cervical region
M48.03 …… cervicothoracic region
M48.04 …… thoracic region
M48.05 …… thoracolumbar region
M48.06 Spinal stenosis, lumbar region
M48.061 …… without neurogenic claudication
M48.062 …… with neurogenic claudication
M48.07 …… lumbosacral region
M48.08 …… sacral and sacrococcygeal region

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