Version 2024
No Valid Principal Dx

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R29.71

NIHSS score 10-19

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
NIHSS score 10-19
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

R29.71 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 10-19. 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 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-CM codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for nihss score 10-19:

  • 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

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