R29.70 - NIHSS score 0-9

Version 2023
No Valid Principal Dx
Short Description:NIHSS score 0-9
Long Description:NIHSS score 0-9
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 nervous and musculoskeletal systems (R25-R29)
      • Oth symptoms and signs involving the nervous and ms systems (R29)

R29.70 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 nihss score 0-9. 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 NIHSS score 0-9

Non-specific codes like R29.70 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 nihss score 0-9:

  • 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

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