ICD-10 Code R29.70

NIHSS score 0-9

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Not Valid for Submission

R29.70 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of nihss score 0-9. The code is NOT valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: R29.70
Short Description:NIHSS score 0-9
Long Description:NIHSS score 0-9

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the nervous and musculoskeletal systems (R25-R29)
      • Oth symptoms and signs involving the nervous and ms systems (R29)

Code History

  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019

ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.