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ICD-10-CM Code R56.1
Post traumatic seizures

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

R56.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of post traumatic seizures. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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 R56.1 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."
Post traumatic epilepsy - instead, use code G40.-

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #100-101 - Seizures with MCC.
  • DRG Group #100-101 - Seizures without MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R56.1 - Post traumatic seizures'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R56.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Post traumatic seizures (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 780.33 was previously used, R56.1 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: R56 - Convulsions, not elsewhere classified

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