R29.73 - NIHSS score 30-39

Version 2023
No Valid Principal Dx
Short Description:NIHSS score 30-39
Long Description:NIHSS score 30-39
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)

R29.73 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 30-39. 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 30-39

Non-specific codes like R29.73 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 30-39:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R29.730 for NIHSS score 30
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R29.731 for NIHSS score 31
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R29.732 for NIHSS score 32
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R29.733 for NIHSS score 33
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R29.734 for NIHSS score 34
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R29.735 for NIHSS score 35
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R29.736 for NIHSS score 36
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R29.737 for NIHSS score 37
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R29.738 for NIHSS score 38
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R29.739 for NIHSS score 39

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