ICD-10-CM Code R68

Other general symptoms and signs

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Not Valid for Submission

R68 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other general symptoms and signs. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:R68
Short Description:Other general symptoms and signs
Long Description:Other general symptoms and signs

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

  • R68.0 - Hypothermia, not associated with low environmental temperature
  • R68.1 - Nonspecific symptoms peculiar to infancy
  • R68.11 - Excessive crying of infant (baby)
  • R68.12 - Fussy infant (baby)
  • R68.13 - Apparent life threatening event in infant (ALTE)
  • R68.19 - Other nonspecific symptoms peculiar to infancy
  • R68.2 - Dry mouth, unspecified
  • R68.3 - Clubbing of fingers
  • R68.8 - Other general symptoms and signs
  • R68.81 - Early satiety
  • R68.82 - Decreased libido
  • R68.83 - Chills (without fever)
  • R68.84 - Jaw pain
  • R68.89 - Other general symptoms and signs

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • General symptoms and signs (R50-R69)
      • Other general symptoms and signs (R68)

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