ICD-10-CM Code R56.9
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
R56.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of unspecified convulsions. 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.
|MeSH Codes:||D012640, D012640|
|ICD 9 Codes:||345.9, 780.3|
Generalized 3 Hz spike and wave discharges in EEG
Coding Notes for R56.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Convulsion disorder
- Fit NOS
- Recurrent convulsions
- Seizure(s) (convulsive) NOS
- DRG Group #100-101 - Seizures with MCC.
- DRG Group #100-101 - Seizures without MCC.
- DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R56.9 - Unspecified convulsions'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code R56.9 and a single ICD9 code, 780.39 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.