2021 ICD-10-CM Code R68

Other general symptoms and signs

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code
No Valid Principal Dx

Not Valid for Submission

R68 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis 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 2021 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.

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

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other general symptoms and signs

Header codes like R68 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 other general symptoms and signs:

  • 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 History

  • 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 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)