Specific code icon 2017 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R27.0

Ataxia, unspecified

    2016 2017 Billable/Specific Code

  • R27.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R27.0. Other international versions of ICD-10 R27.0 may differ.
  • Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.

Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by lack of coordination of muscle movements resulting in the impairment or inability to perform voluntary activities.
  • Awkwardness in motor behavior associated with loss of afferent information from the moving part or with loss of control mechanism of the cerebellum.
  • Impairment of the ability to perform smoothly coordinated voluntary movements. This condition may affect the limbs, trunk, eyes, pharynx, larynx, and other structures. Ataxia may result from impaired sensory or motor function. Sensory ataxia may result from posterior column injury or peripheral nerve diseases. Motor ataxia may be associated with cerebellar diseases; cerebral cortex diseases; thalamic diseases; basal ganglia diseases; injury to the red nucleus; and other conditions.
  • Lack of coordination of muscle movements resulting in the impairment or inability to perform voluntary activities. Causes include peripheral nerve disorders, posterior column injuries, cerebral and cerebellar disorders, basal ganglia disorders, and thalamic disorders.
  • Loss of coordination of voluntary muscular movement.
  • Loss of muscle coordination.
  • Unable to coordinate muscle movement
Approximate Synonyms
  • Ataxia
  • Ataxia (loss of muscle coordination)
Type 1 Excludes
  • ataxia following cerebrovascular disease (I69. with final characters -93)
ICD-10-CM R27.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0):
  • 091 Other disorders of nervous system with mcc
  • 092 Other disorders of nervous system with cc
  • 093 Other disorders of nervous system without cc/mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM R27.0 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM R27.0:
  • Ataxia, ataxy, ataxic R27.0
  • Lack of
  • coordination R27.9
    ataxia R27.0