R40.244 - Other coma, without documented Glasgow coma scale score, or with partial score reported
|Short Description:||Oth coma,w/o Glasgow coma scale score,or w/part score report|
|Long Description:||Other coma, without documented Glasgow coma scale score, or with partial score reported|
|Status:||Not Valid for Submission|
R40.244 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 other coma, without documented glasgow coma scale score, or with partial score reported. 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 Oth coma,w/o Glasgow coma scale score,or w/part score report
Non-specific codes like R40.244 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 oth coma,w/o glasgow coma scale score,or w/part score report:
- BILLABLE CODE - Use R40.2440 for unspecified time
- BILLABLE CODE - Use R40.2441 for in the field [EMT or ambulance]
- BILLABLE CODE - Use R40.2442 for at arrival to emergency department
- BILLABLE CODE - Use R40.2443 for at hospital admission
- BILLABLE CODE - Use R40.2444 for 24 hours or more after hospital admission
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:
A coma is a deep state of unconsciousness. An individual in a coma is alive but unable to move or respond to his or her environment. Coma may occur as a complication of an underlying illness, or as a result of injuries, such as brain injury.
A coma rarely lasts more than 2 to 4 weeks. The outcome for coma depends on the cause, severity, and site of the damage. People may come out of a coma with physical, intellectual, and psychological problems. Some people may remain in a coma for years or even decades. For those people, the most common cause of death is infection, such as pneumonia.
NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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