ICD-10-CM Code G95.9

Disease of spinal cord, unspecified

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

G95.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of disease of spinal cord, unspecified. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code G95.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute complete quadriplegia due to spinal cord lesion between fifth and seventh cervical vertebra, acute complete quadriplegia due to spinal cord lesion between first and fourth cervical vertebra, acute myelopathy, acute paralysis due to lesion of spinal cord, cervical myelopathy, chronic incomplete quadriplegia due to spinal cord lesion between fifth and seventh cervical vertebra, etc

ICD-10:G95.9
Short Description:Disease of spinal cord, unspecified
Long Description: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 G95.9:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Myelopathy NOS

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code G95.9 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acute complete quadriplegia due to spinal cord lesion between fifth and seventh cervical vertebra
  • Acute complete quadriplegia due to spinal cord lesion between first and fourth cervical vertebra
  • Acute myelopathy
  • Acute paralysis due to lesion of spinal cord
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Chronic incomplete quadriplegia due to spinal cord lesion between fifth and seventh cervical vertebra
  • Chronic incomplete quadriplegia due to spinal cord lesion between first and fourth cervical vertebra
  • Chronic myelopathy
  • Chronic paralysis due to lesion of spinal cord
  • Complete lesion of lumbar spinal cord
  • Complete tetraplegia due to lesion at C1-C4 level
  • Complete tetraplegia due to lesion at C5-C7 level
  • Disorder of spinal cord co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Incomplete tetraplegia due to lesion at C5-C7 level
  • Incomplete tetraplegia due to spinal cord lesion at C1-C4 level
  • Myelopathy associated with AIDS
  • Myelopathy co-occurrent and due to spinal stenosis of thoracic region
  • Myelopathy due to another disorder
  • Myelopathy due to spinal stenosis of lumbar region
  • Paralysis due to lesion of spinal cord
  • Spinal cord defect affecting skin
  • Spinal cord disease
  • Spinal stenosis of lumbar region
  • Spinal stenosis of thoracic region
  • Tetraplegic spinal paralysis
  • Tetraplegic spinal paralysis
  • Tetraplegic spinal paralysis
  • Tetraplegic spinal paralysis
  • Thoracic myelopathy

Convert G95.9 to ICD-9

  • 336.9 - Spinal cord disease NOS (Approximate Flag)

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.

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