2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M48.02

Spinal stenosis, cervical region

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • M48.02 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 M48.02 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M48.02 - other international versions of ICD-10 M48.02 may differ.
The following code(s) above M48.02 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 M48.02:
  • 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 in cervical region
  • Spinal stenosis in cervical region with myelopathy
  • Spinal stenosis in cervical region without myelopathy
  • Spinal stenosis of cervical spine
  • Stenosis of cervical (neck) spine region
  • Stenosis of cervical (neck) spine with myelopathy
  • Stenosis of cervical spine without myelopathy
  • Stenosis of foramen magnum
  • Stenosis, cervical (neck) without myelopathy
  • Stenosis, foramen magnum
ICD-10-CM M48.02 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 551 Medical back problems with mcc
  • 552 Medical back problems without mcc

Convert M48.02 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 M48.02:
  • Stenosis, stenotic (cicatricial) - see also Stricture
    • spinal M48.00
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M48.00

      Spinal stenosis, site unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • cervical region M48.02

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M48.02
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
M48.1 Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier]
M48.10 …… site unspecified

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