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ICD-10-CM Code R26
Abnormalities of gait and mobility

Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code R26 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of R26 that describes the diagnosis 'abnormalities of gait and mobility' in more detail.

The ICD code R26 is used to code Gait abnormality

Gait abnormality is a deviation from normal walking (gait). Watching a patient walk is the most important part of the neurological examination. Normal gait requires that many systems, including strength, sensation and coordination, function in an integrated fashion. Many common problems in the nervous system and musculoskeletal system will show up in the way a person walks.

MeSH Code: D020233
ICD 9 Code: 781.2
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for R26 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Ataxia NOS - instead, use code R27.0
Hereditary ataxia - instead, use code G11.-
Locomotor (syphilitic) ataxia - instead, use code A52.11
Immobility syndrome (paraplegic) - instead, use code M62.3

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R26 - Abnormalities of gait and mobility'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R26. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

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