2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M48.06

Spinal stenosis, lumbar region

    2016 2017 2018 - Converted to Parent Code 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • M48.06 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM M48.06 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M48.06 - other international versions of ICD-10 M48.06 may differ.
The following code(s) above M48.06 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 M48.06:
  • M00-M99
    2020 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 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Caudal stenosis
    Spinal stenosis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis no neurogenic claudication
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis w neurogenic claudication
  • Myelopathy due to spinal stenosis of lumbar region
  • Neurogenic claudication co-occurrent and due to spinal stenosis of lumbar region
  • Neurogenic claudication due to spinal stenosis of lumbar region
  • Spinal stenosis lumbar region
  • Spinal stenosis lumbar region, neurogenic claudicati
  • Spinal stenosis of lumbar region
  • Spinal stenosis of lumbar region with myelopathy
  • Spinal stenosis of lumbar region without neurogenic claudication
  • Spinal stenosis of lumbar spine
  • Stenosis of lumbar spine with myelopathy
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): Deleted code
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): New code
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M48.06
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
M48.11 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
M48.12 …… cervical region
M48.13 …… cervicothoracic region
M48.14 …… thoracic region

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