Version 2024
No Valid Principal Dx

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R29.7

National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score
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Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • Symptoms and signs involving the nervous and musculoskeletal systems
      • Other symptoms and signs involving the nervous and musculoskeletal systems

R29.7 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of national institutes of health stroke scale (nihss) score. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2024 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 Applicable to National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score

Non-specific codes like R29.7 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10-CM codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for national institutes of health stroke scale (nihss) score:

  • R29.70 for NIHSS score 0-9 - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.700 for NIHSS score 0 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.701 for NIHSS score 1 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.702 for NIHSS score 2 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.703 for NIHSS score 3 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.704 for NIHSS score 4 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.705 for NIHSS score 5 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.706 for NIHSS score 6 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.707 for NIHSS score 7 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.708 for NIHSS score 8 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.709 for NIHSS score 9 - BILLABLE CODE

  • R29.71 for NIHSS score 10-19 - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.710 for NIHSS score 10 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.711 for NIHSS score 11 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.712 for NIHSS score 12 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.713 for NIHSS score 13 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.714 for NIHSS score 14 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.715 for NIHSS score 15 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.716 for NIHSS score 16 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.717 for NIHSS score 17 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.718 for NIHSS score 18 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.719 for NIHSS score 19 - BILLABLE CODE

  • R29.72 for NIHSS score 20-29 - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.720 for NIHSS score 20 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.721 for NIHSS score 21 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.722 for NIHSS score 22 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.723 for NIHSS score 23 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.724 for NIHSS score 24 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.725 for NIHSS score 25 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.726 for NIHSS score 26 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.727 for NIHSS score 27 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.728 for NIHSS score 28 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.729 for NIHSS score 29 - BILLABLE CODE

  • R29.73 for NIHSS score 30-39 - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.730 for NIHSS score 30 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.731 for NIHSS score 31 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.732 for NIHSS score 32 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.733 for NIHSS score 33 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.734 for NIHSS score 34 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.735 for NIHSS score 35 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.736 for NIHSS score 36 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.737 for NIHSS score 37 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.738 for NIHSS score 38 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.739 for NIHSS score 39 - BILLABLE CODE

  • R29.74 for NIHSS score 40-42 - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.740 for NIHSS score 40 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.741 for NIHSS score 41 - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use R29.742 for NIHSS score 42 - BILLABLE CODE

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.

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Code First
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
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Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • 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