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ICD-10-CM Code R56.00
Simple febrile convulsions

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

R56.00 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of simple febrile convulsions. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code R560 is used to code Febrile seizure

A febrile seizure, also known as a fever fit or febrile convulsion, is a seizure associated with a high body temperature but without any serious underlying health issue. They most commonly occur in children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. Most seizures are less than five minutes in duration and the child is completely back to normal within sixty minutes of the event.

Specialty: Emergency Medicine, Neurology
MeSH Code: D003294
ICD 9 Code: 780.31

An analog medical thermometer showing a temperature of 38.8 °C or 101.8 °F

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for R56.00 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Febrile convulsion NOS
Febrile seizure NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #100-101 - Seizures with MCC.
  • DRG Group #100-101 - Seizures without MCC.
  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • On examination - febrile convulsion (finding)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R56.00 - Simple febrile convulsions'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R56.00. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Febrile convulsions (simple), unspecified (exact match)

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 780.31 was previously used, R56.00 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: R56.0 - Febrile convulsions

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