2021 ICD-10-CM Code G97

Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of nervous system, not elsewhere classified

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

G97 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of nervous system, not elsewhere classified. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

ICD-10:G97
Short Description:Intraop and postproc comp and disorders of nervous sys, NEC
Long Description:Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of nervous system, not elsewhere classified

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Intraop and postproc comp and disorders of nervous sys, NEC

Non-specific codes like G97 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 intraop and postproc comp and disorders of nervous sys, nec:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G97.0 for Cerebrospinal fluid leak from spinal puncture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G97.1 for Other reaction to spinal and lumbar puncture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G97.2 for Intracranial hypotension following ventricular shunting
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - G97.3 for Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of a nervous system organ or structure complicating a procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G97.31 for Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of a nervous system organ or structure complicating a nervous system procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G97.32 for Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of a nervous system organ or structure complicating other procedure
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - G97.4 for Accidental puncture and laceration of a nervous system organ or structure during a procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G97.41 for Accidental puncture or laceration of dura during a procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G97.48 for Accidental puncture and laceration of other nervous system organ or structure during a nervous system procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G97.49 for Accidental puncture and laceration of other nervous system organ or structure during other procedure
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - G97.5 for Postprocedural hemorrhage of a nervous system organ or structure following a procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G97.51 for Postprocedural hemorrhage of a nervous system organ or structure following a nervous system procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G97.52 for Postprocedural hemorrhage of a nervous system organ or structure following other procedure
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - G97.6 for Postprocedural hematoma and seroma of a nervous system organ or structure following a procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G97.61 for Postprocedural hematoma of a nervous system organ or structure following a nervous system procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G97.62 for Postprocedural hematoma of a nervous system organ or structure following other procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G97.63 for Postprocedural seroma of a nervous system organ or structure following a nervous system procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G97.64 for Postprocedural seroma of a nervous system organ or structure following other procedure
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - G97.8 for Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of nervous system
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G97.81 for Other intraoperative complications of nervous system
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G97.82 for Other postprocedural complications and disorders of nervous system
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G97.83 for Intracranial hypotension following lumbar cerebrospinal fluid shunting
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G97.84 for Intracranial hypotension following other procedure

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 G97:


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 History

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