2021 ICD-10-CM Code M96.8

Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of musculoskeletal system, not elsewhere classified

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M96.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of musculoskeletal system, not elsewhere classified. The code 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:M96.8
Short Description:Other intraop and postproc comp and disorders of ms sys, NEC
Long Description:Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of musculoskeletal system, not elsewhere classified

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other intraop and postproc comp and disorders of ms sys, NEC

Header codes like M96.8 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 other intraop and postproc comp and disorders of ms sys, nec:

  • M96.81 - Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of a musculoskeletal structure complicating a procedure
  • M96.810 - Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of a musculoskeletal structure complicating a musculoskeletal system procedure
  • M96.811 - Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of a musculoskeletal structure complicating other procedure
  • M96.82 - Accidental puncture and laceration of a musculoskeletal structure during a procedure
  • M96.820 - Accidental puncture and laceration of a musculoskeletal structure during a musculoskeletal system procedure
  • M96.821 - Accidental puncture and laceration of a musculoskeletal structure during other procedure
  • M96.83 - Postprocedural hemorrhage of a musculoskeletal structure following a procedure
  • M96.830 - Postprocedural hemorrhage of a musculoskeletal structure following a musculoskeletal system procedure
  • M96.831 - Postprocedural hemorrhage of a musculoskeletal structure following other procedure
  • M96.84 - Postprocedural hematoma and seroma of a musculoskeletal structure following a procedure
  • M96.840 - Postprocedural hematoma of a musculoskeletal structure following a musculoskeletal system procedure
  • M96.841 - Postprocedural hematoma of a musculoskeletal structure following other procedure
  • M96.842 - Postprocedural seroma of a musculoskeletal structure following a musculoskeletal system procedure
  • M96.843 - Postprocedural seroma of a musculoskeletal structure following other procedure
  • M96.89 - Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of the musculoskeletal system

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)