Version 2024
No Valid Principal Dx

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R29.70

NIHSS score 0-9

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
NIHSS score 0-9
Is Billable?
Not Valid for Submission
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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

R29.70 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis 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 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 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-CM codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for nihss score 0-9:

  • 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

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