ICD-10-CM Code R26.2
Difficulty in walking, not elsewhere classified
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
R26.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of difficulty in walking, not elsewhere classified. 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 R26.2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
- DRG Group #555-556 - Signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal system and connective tissue with MCC.
- DRG Group #555-556 - Signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal system and connective tissue without MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R26.2 - Difficulty in walking, not elsewhere classified'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 719.7 was previously used, R26.2 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.