R29.71 - NIHSS score 10-19

Version 2023
No Valid Principal Dx
Short Description:NIHSS score 10-19
Long Description:NIHSS score 10-19
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)

R29.71 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 10-19. 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 10-19

Non-specific codes like R29.71 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 10-19:

  • 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

Code History