2022 ICD-10-CM Code G97.6

Postprocedural hematoma and seroma of a nervous system organ or structure following a procedure

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:G97.6
Short Description:Postproc hematoma and seroma of a nervous sys org fol a proc
Long Description:Postprocedural hematoma and seroma of a nervous system organ or structure following a procedure

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Other disorders of the nervous system (G89-G99)
      • Intraop and postproc comp and disorders of nervous sys, NEC (G97)

G97.6 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of postprocedural hematoma and seroma of a nervous system organ or structure following a procedure. 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 Postproc hematoma and seroma of a nervous sys org fol a proc

Non-specific codes like G97.6 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 postproc hematoma and seroma of a nervous sys org fol a proc:

  • 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

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