2022 ICD-10-CM Code R93

Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of other body structures

Version 2021
No Valid Principal Dx

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:R93
Short Description:Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of body structures
Long Description:Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of other body structures

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 body structures (R93)

R93 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of other body structures. 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 Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of body structures

Non-specific codes like R93 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 abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of body structures:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R93.0 for Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of skull and head, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R93.1 for Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of heart and coronary circulation
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R93.2 for Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of liver and biliary tract
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R93.3 for Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of other parts of digestive tract
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - R93.4 for Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of urinary organs
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R93.41 for Abnormal radiologic findings on diagnostic imaging of renal pelvis, ureter, or bladder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - R93.42 for Abnormal radiologic findings on diagnostic imaging of kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R93.49 for Abnormal radiologic findings on diagnostic imaging of other urinary organs
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R93.5 for Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of other abdominal regions, including retroperitoneum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R93.6 for Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of limbs
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R93.7 for Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of other parts of musculoskeletal system
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - R93.8 for Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of other specified body structures
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - R93.81 for Abnormal radiologic findings on diagnostic imaging of testis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R93.89 for Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of other specified body structures
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R93.9 for Diagnostic imaging inconclusive due to excess body fat of patient

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)