R40.243 - Glasgow coma scale score 3-8

Version 2023
No Valid Principal Dx
Short Description:Glasgow coma scale score 3-8
Long Description:Glasgow coma scale score 3-8
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 cognition, perception, emotional state and behavior (R40-R46)
      • Somnolence, stupor and coma (R40)

R40.243 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 glasgow coma scale score 3-8. 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 Glasgow coma scale score 3-8

Non-specific codes like R40.243 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 glasgow coma scale score 3-8:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R40.2430 for unspecified time
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R40.2431 for in the field [EMT or ambulance]
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R40.2432 for at arrival to emergency department
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R40.2433 for at hospital admission
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R40.2434 for 24 hours or more after hospital admission

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