ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R40.244

Oth coma,w/o Glasgow coma scale score,or w/part score report

Diagnosis Code R40.244

ICD-10: R40.244
Short Description: Oth coma,w/o Glasgow coma scale score,or w/part score report
Long Description: Other coma, without documented Glasgow coma scale score, or with partial score reported
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R40.244

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The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This codes was replaced for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code was replaced in the 2018 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • R40.2440 - Other coma, without Glasgow, or w/part score, unsp time
  • R40.2441 - Other coma, without Glasgow, or w/part score, in the field
  • R40.2442 - Other coma, without documented Glasgow, or w/part score, EMR
  • R40.2443 - Other coma, without Glasgow, or w/part score, admit
  • R40.2444 - Other coma, without Glasgow, or w/part score, 24+hrs

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving cognition, perception, emotional state and behavior (R40-R46)
      • Somnolence, stupor and coma (R40)

Information for Medical Professionals

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.

Information for Patients


Coma

A coma is a deep state of unconsciousness. An individual in a coma is alive but unable to move or respond to his or her environment. Coma may occur as a complication of an underlying illness, or as a result of injuries, such as brain injury.

A coma rarely lasts more than 2 to 4 weeks. The outcome for coma depends on the cause, severity, and site of the damage. People may come out of a coma with physical, intellectual, and psychological problems. Some people may remain in a coma for years or even decades. For those people, the most common cause of death is infection, such as pneumonia.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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