ICD-10-CM Code R26.0
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
R26.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of ataxic gait. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
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.
|ICD 9 Code:||781.2|
Coding Notes for R26.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Staggering gait
- 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 'R26.0 - Ataxic gait'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R26.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 R26.0 and a single ICD9 code, 781.2 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.