Version 2024
No Valid Principal Dx

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R48.2


ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • Symptoms and signs involving speech and voice
      • Dyslexia and other symbolic dysfunctions, not elsewhere classified

R48.2 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of apraxia. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

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.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Akinetic apraxia
  • Amnesic apraxia
  • Aphasia, agnosia, dyslexia AND/OR apraxia
  • Apraxia
  • Apraxia of dressing
  • Apraxic aphonia
  • Apraxic aphonia
  • Classic apraxia
  • Congenital apraxia
  • Constructional apraxia
  • Fine motor impairment
  • Gestural apraxia
  • Intellectual disability, autism, speech apraxia, craniofacial dysmorphism syndrome
  • Limb-kinetic apraxia
  • Motor apraxia
  • Oral apraxia
  • Primary progressive apraxia of speech
  • Sensory apraxia
  • Transcortical apraxia
  • X-linked intellectual disability with ataxia and apraxia syndrome

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Apraxia

    a neurological disorder characterized by the inability to execute skilled movements, despite having the willingness, physical ability and understanding of how to perform them.
  • Apraxia following Cerebral Infarction|Apraxia following cerebral infarction

    evidence of apraxia following cerebral infarction.
  • Apraxia following Other Cerebrovascular Disease|Apraxia following other cerebrovascular disease

    evidence of apraxia following other cerebrovascular disease.
  • Apraxia following Unspecified Cerebrovascular Disease|Apraxia following unspecified cerebrovascular disease

    evidence of apraxia following unspecified cerebrovascular disease.
  • Ataxia-Oculomotor Apraxia Type 1|AOA1|Ataxia, Early-Onset, with Oculomotor Apraxia and Hypoalbuminemia|EAOH

    an autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia caused by mutation(s) in the aptx gene, encoding aprataxin. it is characterized by peripheral axonal neuropathy, oculomotor apraxia, and hypoalbuminemia.
  • Ataxia-Oculomotor Apraxia Type 3|AOA3

    an autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia caused by mutation(s) in the pik3r5 gene, encoding phosphoinositide 3-kinase regulatory subunit 5. it is characterized by oculomotor apraxia and distal muscle atrophy and weakness, predominantly affecting the lower limbs.
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, with Axonal Neuropathy 2|AOA2|Ataxia with Oculomotor Apraxia Type 2|SCAN2

    an autosomal recessive condition caused by mutation(s) in the setx gene, encoding probable helicase senataxin. it is characterized by juvenile onset progressive cerebellar ataxia, axonal sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy, and increased concentrations of serum alpha-fetoprotein. oculomotor apraxia is common, but is not always present.

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • apraxia following cerebrovascular disease (I69. with final characters -90)

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert R48.2 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 784.69 - Symbolic dysfunction NEC
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Patient Education

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 unknown.

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

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.