2022 ICD-10-CM Code R90.8

Other abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of central nervous system

Version 2021
No Valid Principal Dx

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:R90.8
Short Description:Oth abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of cnsl
Long Description:Other abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of central nervous system

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging and in function studies, without diagnosis (R90-R94)
      • Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of cnsl (R90)

R90.8 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of central nervous system. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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 abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of cnsl

Non-specific codes like R90.8 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 abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of cnsl:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R90.81 for Abnormal echoencephalogram
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R90.82 for White matter disease, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R90.89 for Other abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of central nervous system

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)