R29.74 - NIHSS score 40-42

Version 2023
No Valid Principal Dx
Short Description:NIHSS score 40-42
Long Description:NIHSS score 40-42
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)

R29.74 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 40-42. 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 40-42

Non-specific codes like R29.74 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 40-42:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R29.740 for NIHSS score 40
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R29.741 for NIHSS score 41
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R29.742 for NIHSS score 42

Code History