Valid for Submission
M96.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of postlaminectomy syndrome, not elsewhere classified. The code M96.1 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code M96.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cervical post-laminectomy syndrome, lumbar post-laminectomy syndrome, post-laminectomy syndrome or thoracic post-laminectomy syndrome.
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 M96.1 are found in the index:
- - Complication (s) (from) (of)
- - musculoskeletal system - See Also: Complication, intraoperative (intraprocedural), by site;
- - orthopedic - See Also: Disorder, soft tissue;
- - surgical procedure (on) - T81.9
- - postlaminectomy syndrome NEC - M96.1
- - Postlaminectomy syndrome NEC - M96.1
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Cervical post-laminectomy syndrome
- Lumbar post-laminectomy syndrome
- Post-laminectomy syndrome
- Thoracic post-laminectomy syndrome
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert M96.1 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code M96.1 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: Backache, Lumbago
If you've ever groaned, "Oh, my aching back!", you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Back pain is called chronic if it lasts for more than three months.
Most back pain goes away on its own, though it may take awhile. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers and resting can help. However, staying in bed for more than 1 or 2 days can make it worse.
If your back pain is severe or doesn't improve after three days, you should call your health care provider. You should also get medical attention if you have back pain following an injury.
Treatment for back pain depends on what kind of pain you have, and what is causing it. It may include hot or cold packs, exercise, medicines, injections, complementary treatments, and sometimes surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
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Spine Injuries and Disorders
Your backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bone discs called vertebrae. The vertebrae protect your spinal cord and allow you to stand and bend. A number of problems can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue. They include
- Conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis and scoliosis
- Bone changes that come with age, such as spinal stenosis and herniated disks
Spinal diseases often cause pain when bone changes put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. They can also limit movement. Treatments differ by disease, but sometimes they include back braces and surgery.
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