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ICD-10-CM Code R56
Convulsions, not elsewhere classified

NON-BILLABLE
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 R56 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of R56 that describes the diagnosis 'convulsions, not elsewhere classified' in more detail.


The ICD code R56 is used to code Epileptic seizure

An epileptic seizure (colloquially a fit) is a brief episode of signs or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. The outward effect can vary from uncontrolled jerking movement (tonic-clonic seizure) to as subtle as a momentary loss of awareness (absence seizure). Diseases of the brain characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic seizures are collectively called epilepsy, but seizures can also occur in people who do not have epilepsy. Additionally, there are a number of conditions that look like epileptic seizures but are not.

Specialty: Neurology
MeSH Codes: D012640, D012640
ICD 9 Codes: 345.9, 780.3

Generalized 3 Hz spike and wave discharges in EEG

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for R56 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."
Dissociative convulsions and seizures - instead, use code F44.5
Epileptic convulsions and seizures - instead, use code G40.-
Newborn convulsions and seizures - instead, use Code P90

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R56 - Convulsions, not elsewhere classified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R56. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


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