2021 ICD-10-CM Code M96.84

Postprocedural hematoma and seroma of a musculoskeletal structure following a procedure

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M96.84 is a "header" nonspecific 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 musculoskeletal structure following a procedure. 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:M96.84
Short Description:Postproc hematoma and seroma of a ms structure fol a proc
Long Description:Postprocedural hematoma and seroma of a musculoskeletal structure following a procedure

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Postproc hematoma and seroma of a ms structure fol a proc

Header codes like M96.84 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 ms structure fol a proc:

  • 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

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