ICD-10-CM Code R29.8

Other symptoms and signs involving the nervous and musculoskeletal systems

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Not Valid for Submission

R29.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other symptoms and signs involving the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:R29.8
Short Description:Oth symptoms and signs involving the nervous and ms systems
Long Description:Other symptoms and signs involving the nervous and musculoskeletal systems

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • R29.81 - Other symptoms and signs involving the nervous system
  • R29.810 - Facial weakness
  • R29.818 - Other symptoms and signs involving the nervous system
  • R29.89 - Other symptoms and signs involving the musculoskeletal system
  • R29.890 - Loss of height
  • R29.891 - Ocular torticollis
  • R29.898 - Other symptoms and signs involving the musculoskeletal system

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)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular disorders affect your neuromuscular system. They can cause problems with

  • The nerves that control your muscles
  • Your muscles
  • Communication between your nerves and muscles

These disorders can cause your muscles to become weak and waste away. You may also have symptoms such as spasms, twitching, and pain.

Examples of neuromuscular disorders include

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Spinal muscular atrophy

There can be different causes for these diseases. Many of them are genetic.This means they are inherited (run in families) or are caused by a new mutation in your genes. Some neuromuscular disorders are autoimmune diseases. Sometimes the cause is not known.

Many neuromuscular diseases have no cure. But treatments may improve symptoms, increase mobility, and lengthen life.


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