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ICD-10-CM Code R25.2
Cramp and spasm

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

R25.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of cramp and spasm. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code R252 is used to code Spasm

A spasm is a sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle, a group of muscles, or a hollow organ such as a heart, or a similarly sudden contraction of an orifice. It most commonly refers to a muscle cramp which is often accompanied by a sudden burst of pain, but is usually harmless and ceases after a few minutes. There are a variety of other causes of involuntary muscle contractions, which may be more serious, depending on the cause.

Specialty: Neurology
MeSH Codes: D013035, D009120, D009128, D014313
ICD 9 Codes: 728.85, 729.82, , 781.0
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for R25.2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Carpopedal spasm - instead, use code R29.0
Charley-horse - instead, use code M62.831
Infantile spasms - instead, use code G40.4-
Muscle spasm of back - instead, use code M62.830
Muscle spasm of calf - instead, use code M62.831

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #091-093 - Other disorders of nervous system with MCC.
  • DRG Group #091-093 - Other disorders of nervous system with CC.
  • DRG Group #091-093 - Other disorders of nervous system without CC or MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R25.2 - Cramp and spasm'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R25.2. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Trismus (R25.2)
Spasm(s), spastic, spasticity (R25.2) (see: condition)
Hemispasm(facial) (R25.2)


Cramp of limb (approximate match)
Abnormal involuntary movements (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code R25.2 and a single ICD9 code, 781.0 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: R25 - Abnormal involuntary movements

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/R252