Spina bifida Q05- >

Use Additional
Use Additional Help
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • code for any associated paraplegia (paraparesis) (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G82.2


      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Paralysis of both lower limbs NOS
    • Paraparesis (lower) NOS
    • Paraplegia (lower) NOS
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as Q05. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • Arnold-Chiari syndrome, type II (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q07.0

    Arnold-Chiari syndrome

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Arnold-Chiari syndrome, type II
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Arnold-Chiari syndrome, type III (Q01.-)
    • Arnold-Chiari syndrome, type IV (Q04.8)
  • spina bifida occulta (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q76.0

    Spina bifida occulta

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Type 1 Excludes
    • meningocele (spinal) (Q05.-)
    • spina bifida (aperta) (cystica) (Q05.-)
Includes Help
"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
  • hydromeningocele (spinal)
  • meningocele (spinal)
  • meningomyelocele
  • myelocele
  • myelomeningocele
  • rachischisis
  • spina bifida (aperta)(cystica)
  • syringomyelocele
Clinical Information