ICD-10-CM Code for Spinal Stenosis

ICD-10-CM Code for Spinal Stenosis

May 3, 2018

Question:
Should the code set M48.0- be used for both central canal stenosis and foraminal stenosis?

Answer:
There is no distinction made in ICD-10-CM for central canal stenosis vs foraminal stenosis. Therefore, the M48.0- code covers both/all types of spinal stenosis.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 05/03/18.

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