ICD-10-CM Code M48.061

Spinal stenosis, lumbar region without neurogenic claudication

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M48.061 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of spinal stenosis, lumbar region without neurogenic claudication. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M48.061 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis, iatrogenic lumbar spinal stenosis, idiopathic lumbar spinal stenosis, myelopathy due to spinal stenosis of lumbar region, spinal stenosis of lumbar region, stenosis of lateral recess of lumbar spine, etc

Short Description:Spinal stenosis, lumbar region without neurogenic claud
Long Description:Spinal stenosis, lumbar region without neurogenic claudication

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 M48.061:

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.
  • Spinal stenosis, lumbar region 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 M48.061 are found in the index:


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

  • Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Iatrogenic lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Idiopathic lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Myelopathy due to spinal stenosis of lumbar region
  • Spinal stenosis of lumbar region
  • Stenosis of lateral recess of lumbar spine
  • Stenosis of lumbar vertebral foramen
  • Stenosis of vertebral foramen

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M48.061 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.


Replacement Code

M48061 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • M48.06 - Spinal stenosis, lumbar region

Convert M48.061 to ICD-9

  • 724.02 - Spin sten,lumbr wo claud

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Spondylopathies (M45-M49)
      • Other spondylopathies (M48)

Code History

  • FY 2018 - Code Added, 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

Information for Patients

Spinal Stenosis

Your spine, or backbone, protects your spinal cord and allows you to stand and bend. Spinal stenosis causes narrowing in your spine. The narrowing puts pressure on your nerves and spinal cord and can cause pain.

Spinal stenosis occurs mostly in people older than 50. Younger people with a spine injury or a narrow spinal canal are also at risk. Diseases such as arthritis and scoliosis can cause spinal stenosis, too. Symptoms might appear gradually or not at all. They include

  • Pain in your neck or back
  • Numbness, weakness, cramping, or pain in your arms or legs
  • Pain going down the leg
  • Foot problems

Doctors diagnose spinal stenosis with a physical exam and imaging tests. Treatments include medications, physical therapy, braces, and surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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