ICD-10-CM Code G95

Other and unspecified diseases of spinal cord

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

G95 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other and unspecified diseases of spinal cord. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:G95
Short Description:Other and unspecified diseases of spinal cord
Long Description:Other and unspecified diseases of spinal cord

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • G95.0 - Syringomyelia and syringobulbia
  • G95.1 - Vascular myelopathies
  • G95.11 - Acute infarction of spinal cord (embolic) (nonembolic)
  • G95.19 - Other vascular myelopathies
  • G95.2 - Other and unspecified cord compression
  • G95.20 - Unspecified cord compression
  • G95.29 - Other cord compression
  • G95.8 - Other specified diseases of spinal cord
  • G95.81 - Conus medullaris syndrome
  • G95.89 - Other specified diseases of spinal cord
  • G95.9 - Disease of spinal cord, unspecified

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code G95:

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Other disorders of the nervous system (G89-G99)
      • Other and unspecified diseases of spinal cord (G95)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Spinal Cord Diseases

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. It is protected by your vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up your spine. If you have an accident that damages the vertebrae or other parts of the spine, this can also injure the spinal cord. Other spinal cord problems include

  • Tumors
  • Infections such as meningitis and polio
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy

Symptoms vary but might include pain, numbness, loss of sensation and muscle weakness. These symptoms can occur around the spinal cord, and also in other areas such as your arms and legs. Treatments often include medicines and surgery.

  • Epidural abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal cord abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal tumor (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Subacute combined degeneration (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Syphilitic myelopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)

[Learn More]