R19.3 - Abdominal rigidity

Version 2023
No Valid Principal Dx
Short Description:Abdominal rigidity
Long Description:Abdominal rigidity
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen (R10-R19)
      • Oth symptoms and signs involving the dgstv sys and abdomen (R19)

R19.3 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of abdominal rigidity. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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.

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.

Specific Coding for Abdominal rigidity

Non-specific codes like R19.3 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 abdominal rigidity:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R19.30 for Abdominal rigidity, unspecified site
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R19.31 for Right upper quadrant abdominal rigidity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R19.32 for Left upper quadrant abdominal rigidity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R19.33 for Right lower quadrant abdominal rigidity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R19.34 for Left lower quadrant abdominal rigidity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R19.35 for Periumbilic abdominal rigidity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R19.36 for Epigastric abdominal rigidity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R19.37 for Generalized abdominal rigidity

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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to this diagnosis code:

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.

Patient Education

Abdominal Pain

Your abdomen extends from below your chest to your groin. Some people call it the stomach, but your abdomen contains many other important organs. Pain in the abdomen can come from any one of them. The pain may start somewhere else, such as your chest. Severe pain doesn't always mean a serious problem. Nor does mild pain mean a problem is not serious.

Call your health care provider if mild pain lasts a week or more or if you have pain with other symptoms. Get medical help immediately if:

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