ICD-10-CM Code M96.81

Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of a musculoskeletal structure complicating a procedure

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M96.81 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of a musculoskeletal structure complicating a procedure. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M96.81
Short Description:Intraop hemor/hemtom of a ms structure comp a procedure
Long Description:Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of a musculoskeletal structure complicating a procedure

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • 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

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 M96.81:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of a musculoskeletal structure due to accidental puncture and laceration during a procedure M96.82

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of musculoskeletal system, not elsewhere classified (M96)
      • Intraop and postproc comp and disorders of ms sys, NEC (M96)

Code History

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