2022 ICD-10-CM Code G96.81

Intracranial hypotension

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

Short Description:Intracranial hypotension
Long Description:Intracranial hypotension

Code Classification

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

G96.81 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of intracranial hypotension. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Intracranial hypotension

Non-specific codes like G96.81 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for intracranial hypotension:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G96.810 for Intracranial hypotension, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G96.811 for Intracranial hypotension, spontaneous
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G96.819 for Other intracranial hypotension

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 G96.81:

Code Also

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Clinical Information

Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021