Valid for Submission
R19.30 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of abdominal rigidity, unspecified site. The code R19.30 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code R19.30 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abdomen firm on palpation, abdominal guarding, abdominal involuntary guarding, abdominal rigidity, abdominal voluntary guarding , board-like abdominal rigidity, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like R19.30 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code R19.30 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Abdomen firm on palpation
- Abdominal guarding
- Abdominal involuntary guarding
- Abdominal rigidity
- Abdominal voluntary guarding
- Board-like abdominal rigidity
- Guarding of hypogastrium
- O/E - abdominal rigidity
- O/E - board-like abdominal rigidity
- O/E - guarding - hypogastrium
- O/E - guarding on palpation
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert R19.30 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code R19.30 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: Bellyache
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
- You have abdominal pain that is sudden and sharp
- You also have pain in your chest, neck or shoulder
- You're vomiting blood or have blood in your stool
- Your abdomen is stiff, hard and tender to touch
- You can't move your bowels, especially if you're also vomiting
- Abdominal pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Flank pain (Medical Encyclopedia)