ICD-10-CM Code R29.3
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
R29.3 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of abnormal posture. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code R293 is used to code Abnormal posturing
Abnormal posturing is an involuntary flexion or extension of the arms and legs, indicating severe brain injury. It occurs when one set of muscles becomes incapacitated while the opposing set is not, and an external stimulus such as pain causes the working set of muscles to contract.[not in citation given] The posturing may also occur without a stimulus.[not in citation given] Since posturing is an important indicator of the amount of damage that has occurred to the brain, it is used by medical professionals to measure the severity of a coma with the Glasgow Coma Scale (for adults) and the Pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale (for infants).
|ICD 9 Code:||781.92|
- 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 'R29.3 - Abnormal posture'
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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 781.92 was previously used, R29.3 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.