2022 ICD-10-CM Code G96.00

Cerebrospinal fluid leak, unspecified

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:G96.00
Short Description:Cerebrospinal fluid leak, unspecified
Long Description:Cerebrospinal fluid leak, unspecified

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Other disorders of the nervous system (G89-G99)
      • Other disorders of central nervous system (G96)

G96.00 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of cerebrospinal fluid leak, unspecified. The code G96.00 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code G96.00 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cerebrospinal fluid leak, cerebrospinal fluid leak, cerebrospinal fluid leak, cerebrospinal fluid leak from mouth, cerebrospinal fluid leak from nose and mouth , cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea, etc.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like G96.00 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code G96.00:


Code Also

Code Also
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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 G96.00 are found in the index:

Approximate Synonyms

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

Clinical Information

Replacement Code

G9600 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

Code History

  • FY 2021 - Code Added, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021